[TriLUG] Mail server
Andrew C. Oliver
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 08:49:13 -0400
Jon Carnes wrote:
>Tanner, I can write a quick web app that lets users change their passwords.
>This is especially easy if the passwords are simply plain text.
>Wouldn't it be best to let folks use the server with plain text passwords
>for now and then add on LDAP once you (we) have it all figured out?
>I will also be happy to help with OpenLDAP as this is my next initiative at
>On Wednesday 12 June 2002 10:11 pm, Tanner Lovelace wrote:
>>The problem isn't installing the mailserver, it's installing an
>>authentication system. The default authentication system keeps
>>passwords in plaintext and requires the administrator to set
>>or change the passwords (users can't do it themselves). As you
>>might imagine, this is an unacceptable situation.
>>So, I'm in the process of setting up ldap to use it as an authentication
>>system. The good thing about that is that we'll be able to use the
>>same authentication system for both the mail server and the
>>unix shell accounts, *even though they're on completely
>>Right now I'm at the point were I've installed cyrus sasl
>>(simple authentication and security layer) and I've installed
>>LDAP. I'm in the process of configuring ldap and importing the
>>user data. After that, I have to hook sasl to ldap (it's been
>>compiled for this to work) and then hook imap into sasl.
>>So, if there is anyone out there that's familiar with setting
>>up ldap to use with user passwords, please drop me a line.
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