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

User Databases

After 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:

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

Currently supported user databases are: