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NAME

       doveadm-auth - Test authentication for a user

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       The auth command can be used to test the authentication for the given user.

OPTIONS

       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

       Command specific options:

       -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.

       -x auth_info
              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 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.

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 -x service=imap -x rip=192.0.2.143 john johns_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), doveconf(1)