Why do CRAM-MD5 and DIGEST-MD5 not work with CyrusSaslauthd?ΒΆ

Saslauthd is only capable of verifying plaintext passwords (it takes a plaintext password and a username and responds with “yes” or “no”, essentially). Therefore, since the plaintext password isn’t passed from client to server in DIGEST-MD5 and CRAM-MD5, Saslauthd can’t verify the password.

Authentication in a CyrusSaslauthd-only environment will not only fail with these mechanisms, it doesn’t really make a lot of sense. You’ll want to use an AuxpropPlugin instead (for example, sasldb).