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In this post I’ll show how to set up authentication in Dovecot via custom CheckPassword script written in Shell. While this is not generally suitable for any kind of production deployment for performance reasons, employing CheckPassword authentication is great for prototyping custom authentication that cannot be done via other available standard drivers.
Disclaimer: This post will not contain any new useful information for Plesk users. Configuration described here is not and will not be used in Plesk. This post is primarily aimed for those who develop some kind of integration with Dovecot.