[Dovecot] LDAP as password database - some problems / suggestions

Oliver Eales jester at arcor.de
Thu Feb 18 10:45:29 EET 2010

Stefan Palme schrieb:
> Hi all,
> Using dovecot-1.2.6, I use dovecot with an LDAP backend for user
> authentication. In general this works ok, but I have some issues
> with this...
> In LDAP, I have users like this:
>   dn:cn=user1,ou=users,dc=kapott,dc=org
>   dn:cn=user2,ou=users,dc=kapott,dc=org
> Because the LDAP system is used in a larger environment, it is NOT
> possible to re-arrange the users like this:
>   cn=user1,ou=dovecot,ou=users,dc=kapott,dc=org
>   cn=user2,ou=not_dovecot,ou=users,dc=kapott,dc=org
Isn't it possible to just give the each allowed IMAP Users a attribute
like imap=1 ?

If you really need to do it with the groups, the SUN DSSE Ldap has
features like ROLES or COSes where you can set attributes for an entry
based on a internal search.


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