Cyrus SASL Library Installation Instructions
Installation instructions for the Cyrus SASL Library with support
for Kerberos 5 GSSAPI authentication on Penn UNIX servers. Shared libraries
from this package allow other services (e.g. SMTP) to provide
the Kerberos authentication.
Before installing the Cyrus SASL Library, the MIT Kerberos V5 distribution
must be installed. For installation instructions, refer to
the MIT Kerberos V5 Distribution.
Obtain and unpack the software
Download the Cyrus SASL Library software from the following location:
The latest version at this writing is 1.5.27. Version 2.x
continues to have known bugs when used with sendmail.
Unpack the software:
gzip -dc cyrus-sasl-1.5.27.gz | tar xvf -
Configure, compile, and install the software
Configure the software:
./configure --prefix=/usr/local \
If it is necessary
to allow non-Kerberized SMTP authentication also, then the PLAIN
and LOGIN authentication mechanisms should be turned on, but modify
the 'configure' line above to include:
Make sure that no components in the directory path to the plugin directory
(/usr/local/lib/sasl) are group-writable or world-writable.
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