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Re: [Phpgroupware-users] default settings for new users

From: Chris Weiss
Subject: Re: [Phpgroupware-users] default settings for new users
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 15:25:47 +0000

I just put up a quick mail auth howto at

let me know how this works for you as I wrote it from memory :)

Ralf Utermann (address@hidden) wrote:
>On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 04:43:08PM +0000, Chris Weiss wrote:
>> mail users only have anything to do with system users if you are using a unix
>> server and happen to use the default where system users are mail users.  In
>> IMAP has nothing to do with unix and system users, unix IMAP servers simply 
>> and
>> commonly use the unix system users for a user database because it's there, 
>> but
>> always.
>Ack. I did not describe our infrastructure, which is along these lines.
>We run a campus-wide user managment and try to integrate every (and
>I really mean every) IT service into this (DCE based) infrastructure. One
>of the reason to look into phpgw as a groupware system is the ability to
>integrate authentication of it's users in our infrastructure; it's nice that 
>implemented this possibility. Even this easy imap way is missing in some other
>open source groupware systems.
>> Please understand that this is supposed to be a flexable and fully cross 
>> platform
>> application so one cannot assume the use of things like unix system users and
>> and other just things that are not only platform specific but also tend to
>> vary from version and distrobution amoungst that platform.
>Sure, I would agree that it's a plus for this system to keep  the
>core components maximum platform independent. But why not allow optional
>I saw the PAM possibility mentionend during setup, a nice
>example of a platform specific but nevertheless useful option. Anybody
>still working on this?
>        Ralf Utermann
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