The allow-plaintext-passwords configuration variable

allow-plaintext-passwords controls whether the servers permit plaintext passwords, and how such passwords are handled. May be set to always (which is the default) or never. (Future versions of Archiveopteryx will offer more settings.)

There is also another similar variable, allow-plaintext-access, which controls mail access rather than passwords.

allow-plaintext-passwords is a string. Its default value is "always".

You can see its current value with the command aox show cf allow-plaintext-passwords.

String syntax

Strings may be written as a single unquoted word or quoted with either single or double quotes, as shown in these three examples:

db-password = single.word
db-password = "rock'n'roll" # a 12-character password
db-password = 'two words, quoted' # a 17-character one

Only single-line strings can be used. Single-word strings may contain the characters a-z, A-Z, 0-9, dot, hyphen and slash.

Spaces are allowed at the start of the line, before and after '=', and after the value. Comments extend from '#' to the end of the line.

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Last modified: 2010-11-19