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var_expand_crypt plugin

This plugins provides generic encrypt/decrypt facility for var_expand. It requires functional lib-dcrypt backend. For dovecot-auth process this plugin is automatically usable.



decrypt expects input in base64 or hex format.

NOTE: It is usually best to leave iv management to dovecot, and not use iv and noiv options at all.

Return formats

Without noiv encrypt returns iv$encrypted$. With noiv, just encrypted data is returned. Field(s) are encoded using format.

key and iv must be the length required by the given algorithm.


%{encrypt;key=f1f2f3f4f5f6f7f8f1f2f3f4f5f6f7f8f1f2f3f4f5f6f7f8f1f2f3f4f5f6f7f8:password} = 93736a0f910df27f89210e096e1d639a$966c2b4f3e7487f6acdb836f8d1dc3e0$
%{decrypt;key=f1f2f3f4f5f6f7f8f1f2f3f4f5f6f7f8f1f2f3f4f5f6f7f8f1f2f3f4f5f6f7f8:encrypted} = pass

None: Plugins/VarExpandCrypt (last edited 2018-02-07 09:38:42 by 2001:2060:49:110:1111:994f:8f83:9eb5)