MariaDB database for users and passwords?

Ken Wright wizard at
Fri Nov 8 08:00:04 EET 2019

On 11/7/19 3:26 AM, Ken Wright via dovecot wrote:
> On 11/7/19 2:11 AM, Felix Zielcke via dovecot wrote:
>> Am Mittwoch, den 06.11.2019, 22:23 -0500 schrieb Ken Wright via
>> dovecot:
>>> Greetings, All!
>>> I've got an email server set up with Postfix and Dovecot, but Dovecot
>>> can't find any users.  I'd ilke to use the database I set up in
>>> MariaDB for users (referenced by Postfix), but I'm just not sure how 
>>> to do it. There's a line in dovecot.conf specifying 
>>> /etc/dovecot/passwd.db, but obviously that's not the one I set up in 
>>> MariaDB.  Is what I want even possible?
>> What distribution and version of Dovecot to do you use?
>> I don't myself use the SQL support of it.
>> But on Debian there's /etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext to configure
>> it.
>> You can find the docs about the SQL passdb/userdb support here:
> I should have included that information the first time; forgive me for
> being negligent.  I'm using Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS, and Dovecot is
> version  I'll take a look at the link you provided.  Thanks!

I'm getting an error message saying "user unknown" when I send test
emails to my server.  I'd bet folding money the reason is Dovecot isn't
finding the MariaDB database that holds the email users, addresses,
passwords, and aliases.  Can someone help me figure this out?  I can
share the conf files and database particulars if necessary.


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