The db-owner-password configuration variable

db-owner-password is the database password for db-owner. It is extremely sensitive. Anyone who has this password can delete mail. It is normally available to the aox program, but not to the archiveopteryx program.

(Archiveopteryx verifies that it cannot delete mail when it starts up.)

db-owner-password is a string. Its default value is chosen randomly at install time and looks something like b24d66e23475d9961193bc3ceb79a9e3.

You can see its current value with the command aox show cf db-owner-password.

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