[Dovecot] Login with firstname.lastname instead of loginname

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed May 16 15:01:40 EEST 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 11:26 +0200, Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:
> Some of our users use to login as
> firstname.lastname
> or
> firstname.lastname at charite.de
> instead of using the "correct"
> "flastname" login name.
> In order to get this behaviour a long-gone co-worker wrote an
> authdaemon.pl, which speaks the courier-authdaemon protocol.
> How can I emulate this behaviour with dovecot?

What passdb are you using? Dovecot supports aliases if you make the
passdb return "user=the-real-user" field.

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