[Dovecot] [dovecot] Question about master user and PAM with dovecot 2.0.12

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Apr 29 18:16:20 EEST 2011

On Fri, 2011-04-29 at 10:55 -0400, Jonathan Siegle wrote:
> Is it possible to allow master users to be authenticated against PAM? Something like:
> passdb {
>   driver = pam
>   master = yes
> }

If PAM authentication succeeds, the user is a master user with this

> and then have a userdb which qualifies what accounts are master accounts but doesn't have passwords?

Do you mean you would want both master and non-master users be
authenticated from a single PAM passdb? That won't work, you need
separate passdbs. You could probably configure two different PAM
services and use them both..

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