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Dhawal DoshyAug 9, 2006 7:02 am 
Brian CandlerAug 9, 2006 10:58 am 
Dhawal DoshyAug 10, 2006 4:12 am 
Brian CandlerAug 11, 2006 12:39 am 
Dhawal DoshyAug 11, 2006 1:43 am 
Subject:Re: [Courier-imap] Incorrect password v/s Inactive account (Error message)
From:Dhawal Doshy (
Date:Aug 10, 2006 4:12:44 am

Brian Candler wrote:

On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 07:32:53PM +0530, Dhawal Doshy wrote:

Hello List,

My environment: Centos 4.3 x86 courier-authlib-0.58-1 courier-imap-4.1.1-1 openldap-2.2.13-4

Is it possible to have different errors when: a. Password is incorrect b. Account is locked / inactive / disabled using "LDAP_FILTER (accountStatus=active)"

That would be hard, because the LDAP_FILTER is sent to the LDAP server, and would simply mean that no matching LDAP record was found. It wouldn't be possible to tell whether this was because the user did not exist, or because they existed but had accountStatus!=active

However if you set the account options (disableimap=1, disablepop3=1) you can get something similar:

-ERR POP3 access disabled for this account. * BYE IMAP access disabled for this account.

It still doesn't say *why* the account was disabled, but at least it's different.


Excellent.. i added the following.

/etc/authlib/authldaprc: LDAP_AUXOPTIONS disableimap=accountStatus

/etc/authlib/authdaemonrc: DEFAULTOPTIONS="disableimap=1"

Now i get a proper error as required. One more thing.. can i say use 'active/inactive' rather than '0/1' without changing the source.

Thanks Brian, now i need to have horde/imp reflect the proper error.

- dhawal