Also “none” can be used to match for a non-authenticating passdb lookup. Should work for Dovecot 2 as well. I suspect that Dovecot 2. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Skip, if non-empty and the username doesn’t match the filter. This will provide full system user authentication with true homedir mail storage, without resorting to a single virtual mail user or LDAP: The initial state is failure.

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Thanks; have not worked it out as yet.

PasswordDatabase – Dovecot Wiki

This is usually needed only if you use plaintext passwords. Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled.

Do we sometimes want to skip over this passdb? Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of servicedoveckt policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Return failure, don’t continue to the next passdb. Found the solution in default configuration file for ubuntu.


PAM – Pluggable Authentication Modules

User root has invalid UID ‘0’. IP address and verifies the password validity itself. Find More Posts by compused. Padsdb that passvb looking up only passwords, but no user or extra fields: Linux – Software This forum is for Software issues.

You can use multiple databases, so if the password doesn’t match in the first database, Dovecot checks the next one. If only using the result for name: Each one uses different args.

With this parameter, dovecot.


External checkpassword program when used with Dovecot extensions. They can be used to provide default userdb fields based on templates in case they’re not specified for everyone in the passwd file.

This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. This is mainly used to assign specific passdbs to specific domains. Skip if an earlier passdb already authenticated the user successfully.

Other special extra fields. Want to know which application is best for the job? Userids in dovecot using passdb don’t include the domain.


Misskng – password file for virtual email users Hi I have postfix set up for virtual users ie email users with no system id or mussing password.

Return earlier passdb’s success or failure, don’t continue to the next passdb. Like user, but doesn’t drop existing domain name e. I’ve traced the same authorization error to the userdb: The checks that are passing and failing are working as expected. The users listed in the master passdb can log in as other users.

PasswordDatabase/PAM – Dovecot Wiki

If the user is found from the passdb, the authentication will fail. While that stanza often is:: This documentation is for Dovecot v2. This is the best guide I ever found for virtual mail: This is available only for passdb.

I’ve edited my question with the updated results.