This documentation is for Dovecot v2.x, see wiki1 for v1.x documentation.

Pre-Authenticated Sessions

For debugging purpose or to perform IMAP actions on-behalf of an user, you can use pre-authenticated sessions. You can do this by simply running:

/usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap

And you can start talking IMAP via stdin/stdout. This doesn't change process's UID, GID, or get any userdb settings. If you want to emulate a full regular login, you can execute

/usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap -u username

Of course, you may need to run the above command as root if it needs to change process's uid/gid.

PreAuth (last edited 2011-11-17 19:56:29 by 41)