[dev] Auth driver : validateAuth false and imp still try to login to Imap

Ralf Lang lang at b1-systems.de
Mon Mar 9 09:36:58 UTC 2015

On 06.03.2015 17:26, SSRI wrote:
> Hi,
> We use a custom authentication backend and have implemented a
> validateAuth() function.
> When validateAuth() returns false, we have noticed that imp still try to
> login to our IMAP server 3 times before user is logged out.
> Why user isn't disconnected immediatly after the first time
> validateAuth() returns false ?
> Regards.
> SSRI Team.
> IT Services.
> Université Panthéon-Assas ( Paris 2 ).

The Imap code stores a cached copy of the credentials used during login.
Last time I worked in this area in 2013, there was no way of notifying
this storage about changed credentials. Michael may know better than me
if there is any change in this area-

Ralf Lang
Linux Consultant / Developer
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Mail: lang at b1-systems.de
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