[Dovecot] Going nuts

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat Feb 17 11:35:03 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-02-17 at 13:31 +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> checkpassword scripts are supposed to change the process's UID and GID,
> but as you see above the auth_imap keeps the process as root. You could
> kludge around this by creating a few extra scripts that do "su mailuser"
> or something and only after then execute checkpassword-reply. Otherwise
> Dovecot thinks you want to run the imap/pop3 processes as root, and it
> prevents that.

Actually maybe there's an alternative easier way to do this. Set the
user in dovecot.conf:

auth default {
  user = your-mail-user

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