saslauthd missing mech "sasldb"

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by MGStudioWEB, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. MGStudioWEB

    MGStudioWEB Member

    I'm migrating from a system that has sasldb enabled as a mechanism for saslauthd.
    I would prefer the authentication passwords be separate from the system login (/etc/passwd) and I won't use MySQL or other database, my solution is use a db files created by saslpasswd2 (/etc/sasldb2).
    After install Centos 5.4 and compile cyrus-sasl-2.1.23 this features is disabled.

    saslauthd -v

    saslauthd 2.1.23
    authentication mechanisms: getpwent kerberos5 pam rimap shadow

    How i can do?

    Help me please!
  2. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL Member

    sasldb2 is defined as auxprop

    in your sasl smtpd.conf file you should define
  3. MGStudioWEB

    MGStudioWEB Member


    what is the MECH in /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd?

    I've pam but not sasldb...
  4. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL Member

    use this:

  5. MGStudioWEB

    MGStudioWEB Member

    Ok, it works but i don't understand, i've created a user with saslpasswd2 and put permit_sasl_authenticated in smtpd_recipient_restrictions of ...
    postfix authenticates the user even if the saslauthd daemon is stopped!

    I've read this tutorial ( but i don't understand this line:

    If you plan to use sasldb instead of saslauthd on your system then you should make sure the daemon will not get started automatically when you system enters the different runlevels or when you reboot. So you either disable the daemon or remove it completely.
  6. MGStudioWEB

    MGStudioWEB Member

    How can Postfix autenticate sasldbuserlist users if saslauthd is stopped...?
  7. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL Member

    You can disable the automatic starting of sasauthd in centos with i THINK

    chkconfig saslauthd off
    I've no experience with using centos, but it's a free version of RHEL and RHEL works like that, so i assume CentOS does that as well.
  8. MGStudioWEB

    MGStudioWEB Member

    Thanks for your help, I've disabled the automatic starting...
    I just wanted to know if it is right that Postfix authenticate the saslusers with saslauthd stopped...
  9. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL Member

    Yes, you quoted the text yourself:

  10. MGStudioWEB

    MGStudioWEB Member

    Is there a way to configure the way you use the SASL user Courier (userdb) so had a user for both authentication (POP3/IMAP and SMTP)?

    Many thanks
  11. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL Member

    i have no clue what you're asking/saying .. please elaborate ..
  12. MGStudioWEB

    MGStudioWEB Member

    I user courier as pop3/imap server, the users are created whith userdb command, is possible use this db form autentication sasl too (instead of use sasldbuserlist)?

    Sorry for my bad english

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