Welcome to Cyrus SASL.
What is Cyrus SASL?¶
Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) is a specification that describes how authentication mechanisms can be plugged into an application protocol on the wire. Cyrus SASL is an implementation of SASL that makes it easy for application developers to integrate authentication mechanisms into their application in a generic way.
The latest stable version of Cyrus SASL is 2.1.27.
Cyrus IMAP uses Cyrus SASL to provide authentication support to the mail server, however it is just one project using Cyrus SASL.
Cyrus SASL provides a number of authentication plugins out of the box.
Berkeley DB, GDBM, or NDBM (sasldb), PAM, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, LDAP, Active Directory(LDAP), DCE, Kerberos 4 and 5, proxied IMAP auth, getpwent, shadow, SIA, Courier Authdaemon, httpform, APOP and SASL mechanisms: ANONYMOUS, CRAM-MD5, DIGEST-MD5, EXTERNAL, GSSAPI, LOGIN, NTLM, OTP, PASSDSS, PLAIN, SR
This document is an introduction to Cyrus SASL. It is not intended to be an exhaustive reference for the SASL Application Programming Interface (API), which is detailed in the SASL manual pages, and the libsasl.h header file.
libtool doesn’t always link libraries together. In our environment,
we only have static Krb5 libraries; the GSSAPI plugin should link
these libraries in on platforms that support it (Solaris and Linux
among them) but it does not. It also doesn’t always get the runpath
of libraries correct.
- Quickstart guide
- Upgrading from v1 to v2
- Advanced Usage
- System Administrators
- Man pages
- Auxiliary Properties
- Authentication Mechanisms
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the difference between an Authorization ID and a Authentication ID?
- Why do CRAM-MD5 and DIGEST-MD5 not work with CyrusSaslauthd?
- How do I configure OpenLDAP +SASL+GSSAPI?
- Why does CyrusSasl store plaintext passwords in its databases?
- RFCs and drafts
- Why am I having a problem running dbconverter-2 to upgrade from SASLv1 to SASLv2?
- Other Documentation & Resources
- Converting Applications from v1 to v2
- Application Programmer’s Guide
- Plugin Programmer’s Guide