This documentation is for Dovecot v2.x, see wiki1 for v1.x documentation.

User Databases

After a user has been successfully authenticated, Dovecot looks up the user's userdb information. The userdb lookup is also done by [:LDA:deliver] to find out how to deliver mails for the user.

The user database lookup returns these fields:

The user and [:PasswordDatabase:password databases] may be the same or they may be different depending on your needs. You can also have [:Authentication/MultipleDatabases:multiple databases].

Currently supported user databases are: