[RCU] virtuser_file broke in 3706?

Arne Berglund aberglund at lesd.k12.or.us
Fri Jun 4 18:52:11 CEST 2010

On Fri, 04 Jun 2010 18:37:24 +0200, Benny Pedersen <me at junc.org> wrote:
> On Thu 03 Jun 2010 08:53:03 PM CEST, Arne Berglund wrote
>> Can anyone else confirm this, either yes or no?
> i can confirm that RC is not roket cience :=)
> hint use imap protocol there is no need to have ldap in the mix,  
> execpt for addrsss books
> -- 

Perhaps you don't understand what's trying to happen here. IMAP access
is fine. What I am talking about is correctly populating the various
Identity fields upon first login. Due to the fact that our mail system
handles 14 separate domains/organizations but uses a shared username
space, the email address for the identity can not be constructed by RC,
it must be looked up and entered there. Since we don't trust the users
to do this properly on their own, we want to populate this field
automatically, which is what the virtuser plugins are designed to do.
The virtuser_file plugin does a lookup of the address from a
sendmail/postfix style virtuser file, and adds the address to the

For future reference, we use new_user_identity to auto-populate the
Display name field (comes from LDAP), and squirrelmail_usercopy to
populate the Personal addressbook and copy over signatures if any.

I will admit that it would be simpler if the new_user_identiy plugin
could grab and populate the email address from LDAP as well as the
Display name, or if squirrelmail_usercopy could get it from the squirrel
prefs. Seems convoluted to have to use three different plugins to get
the Identity populated.

Arne Berglund
System Administrator, Internet Services
Lane Education Service District
Eugene, OR

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