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

User extra field

This is mostly useful in case-insensitive username lookups to get the username returned back using the same casing always. Otherwise depending on your configuration it may cause problems, such as /var/mail/user and /var/mail/User mailboxes created for the same user.

An example password_query in dovecot-sql.conf.ext would be:

password_query = \
  SELECT concat(user, '@', domain) AS user, password \
  FROM users \
  WHERE user = '%n' and domain = '%d'

You can also update "username" and "domain" fields separately:

password_query = \
  SELECT user AS username, domain, password \
  FROM users \
  WHERE user = '%n' and domain = '%d'

PasswordDatabase/ExtraFields/User (last edited 2010-06-14 19:54:57 by TimoSirainen)