Postfix authentication default configuration

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sun Dec 20 18:45:48 UTC 2009

> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 05:06:44PM +0100, Ben Bucksch wrote:
>> I'm trying to set up a mail server with Ubuntu, Cyrus and Postix, and
>> need authentication (via sasldb2)
>> Cyrus works fine, and postfix works and delivers, but I find it
>> extremely hard to configure SMTP AUTH, due to the Postfix-SASL
>> connection, incl. chroot.
> I ended up bind-mounting the sasl2 password file into the chroot.
> Then it worked fine.
> A better sysadmin-experience out of the box would be certainly nice.
> I don't know if the mailing list is the best place to suggest that, it's
> rather ephemeral.  Perhaps you'd like to put it on

The ubuntu-server mail list it probably better in any case.  We primarily
support dovecot for SMTP Auth and it's reasonably well documented how to
set it up.

Scott K

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