[Dovecot] LDAP uris [was: Re: Wiki documentation]

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Tue Nov 7 13:03:26 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-11-06 at 16:24 +0100, Jürgen Herz wrote:
> What I'm still missing is a way to use a OpenLDAP installation on a
> remote server as password and user db.
> A few months ago I got an answer here that in dovecot-ldap.conf instead
> of the hosts keyword I could use uris and then write something like
> uris=ldaps://my.server.domain

I don't really understand. If you want SSL connection then you need to
use uris, but if you don't use SSL then hosts will do just the same.

> That didn't work for me in RC7 and I also couldn't find any
> documentation about that anywhere. And (that's the reason I'm writing
> that here) online documentation on Dovecot with LDAP is sparse in general.

Didn't work why?

Anyway these hosts/uris settings go directly to the LDAP library, so I
don't even know how it internally handles them. In general much of
Dovecot's LDAP settings are simply passed onto libldap, so you should be
able to configure most of those by looking for generic libldap
instructions or instructions for other software.

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