ntlm_auth support for Dovecot
buc at odusz.so-cdu.ru
Mon Jul 9 13:49:33 GMT 2007
I've made a patch for the Dovecot imap server (http://dovecot.org),
which adds support for Samba's proposed way of using "ntlm_auth" helper
for windows types of authentication.
The helper can be used by the "dovecot-auth" daemon for "NTLM" and
"GSS-SPNEGO" SASL mechanisms.
The work to include this patch upstream is in progress now.
Currently, Dovecot already has some "NTLM" support, but against a local
or sql database only (no any support for authentication against AD or NT
One big advantage of this patch is the ability to use "SPA" (Secure
Password Authentication) for mail programs in Windiows. No more need to
specify "login/password" manually in each mail program of each user
Since the "dovecot-auth" daemon can be utilized by MTA (f.e. Postfix
supports this for SMTP auth), the "SPA" can be used for outgoing mails
The patch is attached. It is against dovecot-1.0.1 .
If someone here use Dovecot in some Windows domain environment, please,
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