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Re: [SOGo] sogo-tool expire-autoreply script

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  • From: Jean Raby < >
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  • Subject: Re: [SOGo] sogo-tool expire-autoreply script
  • Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 08:36:02 -0500


On 13-02-06 3:40 AM,

Hi all, successfully got a dovecot/postfix/LDAP/sogo2.04 server up and
running on Ubuntu 12.04 but having some problems getting the cron jobs
setup. Specifically the sogo-tool expire-autoreply script.

The script appears to require a username:password but I am struggling to
understand what that user and password should be. Some documentation
says it should be sieve-admin yet only cyrus imap allows the definition
of a sieve_admin in its conf file, dovecot sieve config doesn’t appear
to have this. I have also read somewhere that a dovecot master user
should be setup and this should be used, which I have tried by entering
u%*master:[password] but when running manually via /usr/sbin/sogo-tool
expire-autoreply %u*master:[password] I just get errors:

failure. Attempting with a renewed password (no authname supported)

Could not login
' '
on Sieve server:
<0x0x9758288[NGSieveClient]: socket=<NGActiveSocket[0x0x975cd88]:
mode=rw address=<0x0x975e530[NGInternetSocketAddress]:
host=localhost.localdomain port=36296>
connectedTo=<0x0x975a6e0[NGInternetSocketAddress]: host=
port=4190>>>: (null)

An error occured while removing auto-reply of user

<mailto: >

Entering an individual’s username and password works but obviously then
the script will only work for that particular user.

I am using virtual users located in an ldap directory.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
You need to create a master users password file and configure it as such in dovecot configuration file.

For example:
passdb {
driver = passwd-file
args = /etc/dovecot/master-users
master = yes
pass = yes

Then create the file and add a user:

htpasswd -c -s /etc/dovecot/master-users dovmaster

You should then be able to get sogo-tool expire-autoreply to work using user 'dovmaster'.

See for more details.

Regards, Michael.

Jean Raby

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