deny users access to Cyrus services


cyr_deny [ -C config-file ] [ -s services ] [ -m message ] user
cyr_deny [ -C config-file ] -a user
cyr_deny [ -C config-file ] -l


cyr_deny is used to deny individual users access to Cyrus services. The first synopsis denies user user access to Cyrus services, the second synopsis allows access again. cyr_deny works by adding an entry to the Cyrus user_deny.db database; the third synopsis lists the entries in the database.

cyr_deny reads its configuration options out of the imapd.conf(5) file unless specified otherwise by -C.


-C config-file

Use the specified configuration file config-file rather than the default imapd.conf(5).

-a user

Allow access to all services for user user (remove any entry from the deny database).

-s services

Deny access only to the given services, which is a comma-separated list of wildcard patterns. The default is “*” which denies access to all services.

-m message

Provide a message which is sent to the user to explain why access is being denied. A default message is used if none is specified.


List the entries in the deny database.


[NB: Examples needed]


This command was introduced in version 3.0.


/etc/imapd.conf, <configdirectory>/user_deny.db

See Also