[horde] H3 auth composite

Jan Schneider jan at horde.org
Mon Aug 8 08:16:46 UTC 2011

Zitat von webmaster at mairie-meyzieu.fr:

> Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> a écrit :
>> Am 05.08.2011 17:41, schrieb webmaster at mairie-meyzieu.fr:
>>> I clarify my thoughts:
>>> I would like my horde users won't have to authenticate twice
>> so use IMP-Auth for Horde over IMAP and your users
>> have only to know their mail username/password
>>> Do I have a way to retrieve this information by a connection with a
>>> SQL database (or other)  to compare it with the login and authenticate
>>> automatically imp instead of
>>> the manual input... to make this transparent to my users?
>>> Has anyone ever tried to set up an equivalent?
>> no because why should anyone use two different authentications
>> while the front-end is using a single-login to trigger both?
> Humm... it's not as simple unfortunately. Because I use a local  
> directory for Horde with the ability for users to change their  
> password periodically, the mail account can not be changed by the  
> user. It is managed from external server via a provider.
>  I would just want to memorize them in order to facilitate the  
> consultation of their mail. I could go through fetchmail, but I  
> would lose the central management of mail accounts and their setup.  
> Also, I would lose the regular check from the mail server by imp  
> without a manual action.
> I see my problem raises many questions... :-)

If you have the users' IMP passwords in a database, you can use a  
preauthenticate hook in IMP to rewrite the user credentials, i.e. the  
password while activating transparent authentication in IMP. See  
http://janschneider.de/news/5/343 for details.


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