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NAME

       popauth -- manipulate POP authorization DB

SYNOPSIS

       popauth [ -trace tracefile ] [ -debug ] [ -init [ -safe ] ]
               [ -list [ user | ALL ] ] [ -delete user ]
               [ -user user [ password ] ] [ -help ] [ -version ]

DESCRIPTION

       The  popauth program allows POP subscribers to add or change the secret
       values used to generate their authentication credentials, or to  verify
       the existance of their records.

       In  addition,  the  super-user  or  master POP user can add, delete, or
       reset credential data for a user, or list which  records  exist.   Only
       the  super-user  may  initialize  the database.  popauth is useful only
       when the APOP (or SCRAM) configuration  option  is  defined.   See  the
       INSTALL file in the Qpopper distribution for more information.

       Under  normal  usage,  popauth  prompts for a new secret, just like the
       passwd program.  It then updates the authorization DB.

       With the -user switch, the super-user or master POP user can create  or
       reset  credential  data for the specified user.  This switch allows the
       password to be specified on the command line, which  avoids  the  usual
       prompts and checks.  This is mostly useful in a batch environment, such
       as in a script.

       With the -init switch, the super-user can create a  new  (or  zero  the
       existing) authorization DB.

       With the -list switch, the super-user or master POP user can verify the
       presence of a record for the indicated user, or  list  users  who  have
       records.   Users can verify the presence of their own records with this
       switch.

       With the -delete switch, the super-user or master POP user can remove a
       user entry from the authorization DB.

FILES

       /etc/pop.auth.* POP authorization DB

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

       This program was derived from MH 6.8.3

SEE ALSO

       popper(8), poppassd(8)

                                                                    POPAUTH(8)