Password Schemes

John Schmerold schmerold2 at
Sun Sep 12 04:07:31 EEST 2021

My /etc/dovecot/conf.d/auth-passwdfile.conf.ext is configured to use MD5

    passdb {
       driver = passwd-file
       args = scheme=MD5 username_format=%n /etc/exim4/domains/%d/passwd

    userdb {
       driver = passwd-file
       args = username_format=%n /etc/exim4/domains/%d/passwd

/home/account/conf/mail/ has a mixture of MD5 & 


Everything is working fine, is this by design? In other words does the 
{MD5} vs {SHA512-CRYPT} in passwd over-rule auth-passwdfile.conf.ext ?

John Schmerold
Katy Computer Systems, Inc
St Louis
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