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NAME

       doveadm-auth - Flush/lookup/test authentication data

SYNOPSIS

       doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] auth command [OPTIONS] [ARGUMENTS]

DESCRIPTION

       The doveadm  auth COMMANDS can be used to perform various authentication related actions.

OPTIONS

       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -f formatter
              Specifies the formatter for formatting the output.  Supported formatters are:

              flow   prints each line with key=value pairs.

              pager  prints  each key: value pair on its own line and separates records with form
                     feed character (^L).

              tab    prints a table header followed by tab separated value lines.

              table  prints a table header followed by adjusted value lines.

       -o setting=value
              Overrides the configuration setting from  /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf  and  from  the
              userdb with the given value.  In order to override multiple settings, the -o option
              may be specified multiple times.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

       Command specific options:

       -x auth_info
              auth_info specifies additional  conditions  for  the  auth  lookup  and  auth  test
              commands.   The  auth_info  option  string has to be given as name=value pair.  For
              multiple conditions the -x option could be supplied multiple times.
              Possible names for the auth_info are:

              service
                     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

ARGUMENTS

       user   The user's login name.  Depending on the configuration, the login name may  be  for
              example jane or john@example.com.

       password
              Optionally  the  user's password.  doveadm(1) will prompt for the password, if none
              was given.

COMMANDS

   auth cache flush
       doveadm auth cache flush [-a master_socket_path] [user ...]

       Flush the authentication cache.  By default the cache is flushed for all the users  (which
       can also be done by sending SIGHUP to the auth process).  You can also flush the cache for
       one or more users by providing their usernames.

       -a master_socket_path
              This option is used to specify an absolute  path  to  an  alternative  UNIX  domain
              socket.

              By default doveadm(1) will use the socket /var/run/dovecot/auth-master.  The socket
              may be located  in  another  directory,  when  the  default  base_dir  setting  was
              overridden in /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf.

   auth lookup
       doveadm auth lookup [-a userdb_socket_path] [-x auth_info] [-f field] user [...]

       Similar   to  doveadm-user(1)  command,  except  it  performs  a  passdb  lookup  (without
       authentication) instead of a userdb lookup.

       -a userdb_socket_path
              This option is used to specify an absolute  path  to  an  alternative  UNIX  domain
              socket.

              By default doveadm(1) will use the socket /var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb.  The socket
              may be located  in  another  directory,  when  the  default  base_dir  setting  was
              overridden in /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf.

       -f field
              When this option and the name of a userdb field is given, doveadm(1) will show only
              the value of the specified field.

   auth test
       doveadm auth test [-a auth_socket_path] [-x auth_info] user [password]

       Test authentication for the given user.

       -a auth_socket_path
              This option is used to specify an absolute  path  to  an  alternative  UNIX  domain
              socket.

              By default doveadm(1) will use the socket /var/run/dovecot/auth-client.  The socket
              may be located  in  another  directory,  when  the  default  base_dir  setting  was
              overridden in /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf.

EXAMPLE

       This  example demonstrates an imap authentication test for user john, assuming the user is
       connected from the host with the IP address 192.0.2.143.

       doveadm auth test -x service=imap -x rip=192.0.2.143 john
       Password:
       passdb: john auth succeeded
       extra fields:
         user=john

REPORTING BUGS

       Report   bugs,   including   doveconf   -n   output,   to   the   Dovecot   Mailing   List
       <dovecot@dovecot.org>.     Information    about    reporting   bugs   is   available   at:
       http://dovecot.org/bugreport.html

SEE ALSO

       doveadm(1), doveadm-user(1), doveconf(1)