DOVEADM-AUTH(1) Dovecot DOVEADM-AUTH(1)NAMEdoveadm-auth - Test authentication for a user
doveadm [-Dv] auth [-a auth_socket_path] [-x auth_info] user [password]
The auth command can be used to test the authentication for the given
Global doveadm(1) options:
-D Enables verbosity and debug messages.
-v Enables verbosity, including progress counter.
Command specific options:
This option is used to specify an absolute path to an alterna‐
tive UNIX domain socket.
By default doveadm(1) will use the socket /var/run/dove‐
cot/auth-client. The socket may be located in another direc‐
tory, when the default base_dir setting was overridden in
auth_info specifies additional conditions for the auth command.
The auth_info option string has to be given as name=value pair.
For multiple conditions the -x option could be supplied multiple
Possible names for the auth_info are:
The service for which the authentication lookup should be
tested. The value may be the name of a service, commonly
used with Dovecot. For example: imap, pop3 or smtp.
lip The local IP address (server) for the test.
rip The remote IP address (client) for the test.
lport The local port, e.g. 143
rport The remote port, e.g. 24567
user The user's login name. Depending on the configuration, the
login name may be for example jane or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Optionally the user's password. doveadm(1) will prompt for the
password, if none was given.
This example demonstrates an imap authentication test for user john,
assuming the user is connected from the host with the IP address
doveadm auth -x service=imap -x rip=192.0.2.143 john johns_password
passdb: john auth succeeded
Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List
<email@example.com>. Information about reporting bugs is available
SEE ALSOdoveadm(1), doveconf(1)Dovecot v2.0 2010-06-09 DOVEADM-AUTH(1)