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PostfixAdmin, Courier, MySQL, MD5

January 4th, 2006 Mark Leave a comment Go to comments

I am writing this mostly for personal reference – I couldn’t figure out how Courier successfully authenticated POP3/IMAP access via MySQL as PostfixAdmin stores the passwords in the MySQL table using a custom function (or so it says – pacrypt)..

However I have discovered that although the function is custom, Courier also has a method to produce the exact same digest using an 8 character salt (md5cryptredhat)

So that’s how it works!

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  1. October 25th, 2006 at 21:24 | #1

    I’m looking for an answer to the same problem. I’m trying to re-use the username/password scheme that postfix admin and courier-auth use to give users access to the webgui of DSPAM.

    Can you help me out ?

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