Author Topic: [SOLVED]Can I change email user authentication method?  (Read 1515 times)

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[SOLVED]Can I change email user authentication method?
« on: November 27, 2011, 05:55:50 pm »
Hi,

I would like to change user's authentication to email and Roundcube. Recently, I have to use following form:

account-name@domain.name

I don't like it at all, and I would like to change it either to:

account-name
email (any alias), e.g. firstname.lastname@doman.com

As I think the latter is probably not easily possible, I would like to remove the need to have to enter @domain.name, both for Roundcube and when configuring Thunderbird clients (POP/IMAP protocol). I have especially problem with Roundcube, as users are not familiar with accountname@domain.name schema ...

Thanks,
Petr
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[SOLVED]Re: Can I change email user authentication method?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 07:00:02 pm »
Found the answer - when intially user account is created, new email is automatically created:

account-name@domain.name

The trick is to delete it, and enter the main alias you want to use for such an account, e.g.

name.lastname@domain.name

So now I can tell users to enter an email address to authenticate. Makes more sense for me now ...

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Re: [SOLVED]Can I change email user authentication method?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 08:31:32 pm »
Well, I feel you mix up things here: imap authentication is not based on account@domain but on mail address.

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Re: [SOLVED]Can I change email user authentication method?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 09:57:16 pm »
I don't use imap, as on my HTC Sensation (Android), it has some issues :-) I use POP3 account. I am not sure what RoundCube uses, but I simply did not like usage of email form, which is created, when user account is added. E.g. my user account is called pekr, my nick name, so when I set-up such an user, default email created by system is pekr@domain.name. So I deleted it, and entered firstname.lastname@domain.name. So - actually you are correct - email name is being used, but I did not like it's form as provided when adding user accounts. Easy enough to adapt though ...