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popauth -- manipulate POP authorization DB
popauth [ -trace tracefile ] [ -debug ] [ -init [ -safe ]
[ -list [ user | ALL ] ] [ -delete user ]
[ -user user [ password ] ] [ -help ] [ -version ]
The popauth program allows POP subscribers to add or
change the secret values used to generate their authenti-
cation credentials, or to verify the existance of their
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 authoriza-
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.
/etc/pop.auth.* POP authorization DB
This program was derived from MH 6.8.3