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Manual Reference Pages  -  AUTOMX.CONF (5)

NAME

automx.conf - automx configuration parameters \$1 \n[an-margin] level \n[rst2man-indent-level] level margin: \n[rst2man-indent\n[rst2man-indent-level]] - \n[rst2man-indent0] \n[rst2man-indent1] \n[rst2man-indent2]

CONTENTS

Description
Syntax
Structure
Services
Parameters
Macros And Variables
Authors
See Also
Copyright

DESCRIPTION

The automx automx.conf configuration file specifies all parameters that control the automx configuration system. Parameters not specified in automx.conf are left at their default values.

SYNTAX

The general format of the automx.conf file is as follows:
o Each logical line has the form parameter = value. Whitespace around the = is ignored, as is whitespace at the end of a logical line.
o Empty lines and whitespace-only lines are ignored, as are lines whose first non-whitespace character is a #.
o When the same parameter is defined multiple times, only the last instance is remembered.
o Uppercase and lowercase matters. Use parameter names, macros and variables exactly as specified.

STRUCTURE

The configuration file is split into sections.
o A section begins with the section name surrounded by square brackets, e.g. [example.com].
o A section name identifies a domain or subdomain automx should respond with autoconfiguration instructions upon client request.
o A section defines services which will be sent as autoconfiguration instructions to a client.
o Section names automx, DEFAULT and global are reserved - they have special meaning.

SERVICES

Each section may specify one more services that should be provided to the client. A service must be defined in a section in order to be enabled. Options specific to a service are given using a concatenation of a service name and the parameter it should configure.

The following concatenation of service name smtp and service option _server creates the smtp_server parameter:


smtp_server = mail.example.com


Service names available in automx are shown in the following list. The service options to create parameters are specified in the section called  Parameters:
imap This name specifies a service as defined in RFC 3501. The protocol to connect to this server is IMAP. Specifying this name is only applicable for account_type = email.
pop This name specifies a service as defined in RFC 1939. The protocol to connect to this server is POP3. Specifying this name is only applicable for account_type = email.
smtp This name specifies an SMTP service as defined in RFC 5321. The protocol to connect to this server is SMTP. Specifying this name is only applicable for account_type = email.

PARAMETERS

autoconfig (no default)
  Specifies a path to a file that contains static autoconfiguration options following to the Mozilla schema.

NOTE: This parameter is valid only if backend = file has been specified.

autodiscover (no default)
  Specifies a path to a file that contains static autoconfiguration options following to the Microsoft schema.

NOTE: This parameter is valid only if backend = file has been specified.

account_name (no default, mandatory)
  Specifies a display name in MUA account listings.
account_name_short (no default, mandatory)
  Specifies a short display name in MUA account listings.
account_type (default: email, mandatory)
  Specifies the account type that should be configured:
email Setting this option will create an email configuration.

NOTE: The Microsoft schema specifies additional account_types. Currently automx only supports email.

action (default: settings, mandatory)
  Specifies whether the response to the client contains configuration settings or if it should visit a different server or use a different address.

NOTE: This option applies to Microsoft schema only.

settings
  The client should use the configuration settings sent in this response.
backend (default: DEFAULT, mandatory)
  Specifies the backend method to lookup configuration data. The following options are available:
file automx should use logic provided within this section to identify a different section which holds configuration settings:


backend = file


filter automx should use logic provided within this section to identify a different section which holds configuration settings:


backend = filter


global automx should use general settings defined in the global section:


backend = global


ldap automx should use a mixture of general and individual settings. General settings are set like static settings. Individual settings should be retrieved from an LDAP query:


backend = ldap


See also automx_ldap(5) for a list of LDAP related configuration options.
sql automx should use a mixture of general and individual settings. General settings are set like static settings. Individual settings should be retrieved from an SQL query:


backend = sql


See also automx_sql(5) for a list of SQL related configuration options.
static automx should use general settings provided within the current section:


backend = static


debug (default: no)
  Specifies if automx should note client request and server response to the (SSL) error log.
display_name (no default, optional)
  Specifies an “optional display name that indicates the name of the sender (...) that could be displayed to the user of a mail application” (see: 3.4. Address Specification in RFC 5322). The client can decide to accept or change the name.

NOTE: This option applies to Microsoft schema only.

domains (no default)
  Specifies a list of domains automx will output autoconfiguration information for.
o Specify * to let automx reply for any domains listed in a section.
domain, domain, ...
  Specify a comma separated list of domains automx should provide autoconfiguration for.
mobileconfig (no default)
  Specifies a path to a file that contains static mobileconfiguration options following to the Mozilla schema.

NOTE: This parameter is valid only if backend = file has been specified.

provider (no default, mandatory)
  The FQDN domain name of the domain that provides the configuration service:


provider = example.com


section_filter (default: domainpart, optional)
  Specifies a list of one or more filters whose result outputs a section name. The filters will be used in order specified. The first match ends execution of subsequent filters.

These filters will be used instead of the hard coded, internal domainpart filter, which strictly uses the domainpart taken from the email address the client submitted in its configuration request:


section_filters = server_1, server_2
server_1 = /usr/sbin/postmap -q "%u" hash:/etc/postfix/virtual_alias_domains | \
        sed -e \(aqs/^.*@\(\.*\)/\1/g\(aq | grep internal.example.com
server_2 = /usr/sbin/postmap -q "%u" hash:/etc/postfix/virtual_alias_domains | \
        sed -e \(aqs/^.*@\(\.*\)/\1/g\(aq | grep dmz.example.com


service (default: no)
  Specifies the service type that should be provided in the configuration response. By default all services are disabled. See the section called  Services for a list of valid service names.
service_auth_identity (no default)
  Specifies the login name the client should use when it identifies the user in order to gain access to the service. See the section called  Macros and Variables for available options.
service_auth (no default)
  Specifies the method the client should use when it identifies the user in order to gain access to the service. The following options are available:

NOTE: Thunderbird 3.0 accepts only plain and secure. It will ignore the whole XML file, if other values are given.

plaintext
  The client should use the SASL mechanisms PLAIN or LOGIN to identify the user.
encrypted
  The client should use the SASL mechanisms CRAM-MD5 or DIGEST-MD5 to identify the user.
ntlm The client should use the SASL NTLM mechanism to identify the user.
gssapi The client should use the SASL GSSAPI mechanism to identify the user.
client-ip-address
  The client will not send identification data. Instead the server should recognize the user based on the clients IP address.
tls-client-cert
  The client should send a TLS client certificate when the server requests one.
smtp-after-pop
  The client should authenticate using POP first, and then start sending messages over SMTP later.
none The client should not send any identification data.
service_port (no default)
  Specifies port number on which the service is offered. Typical, standardized port numbers are:
service_server (no default)
  Specifies the IP address or hostname on which the service is offered.
service_encryption (no default)
  Specifies whether the client should use a plaintext or an encrypted transport layer for client-server communication. The following options are available:
auto The client should try to start with starttls, proceed with ssl and settle with none, if only that is available.

NOTE: This feature is not available in clients following the Mozilla schema. For these clients automx will always output none as encryption level.

none The client should use an unencrypted transport layer.
ssl The client should use an SSL3 or TLS1 encrypted transport layer from the start.

NOTE: This option is typical for smtps, pop3s and imaps services and usually requires a dedicated port on the server for SSL encryption only.

starttls
  The client should begin communication on an unencrypted port and then upgrade the communication to TLS via the STARTTLS command.

NOTE: This option is typical for smtp, pop3 and imap services.

smtp_author (default: %s)
  Specifies the envelope sender address used when the client sends a message. See the section called  Macros and Variables for available options.

NOTE: This parameter is experimental. The feature is available for Microsoft clients only. For a definition of “author” see also RFC 5598, Section 2.1 User Actors.

smtp_default (no default)
  Specifies if this service should be used globally for all outgoing messages from all accounts.

NOTE: This feature is available to clients following the Mozilla schema only.

sign_mobileconfig (default: no)
  Specifies whether configuration files for iOS and MacOS should be sent signed or not. By default signing is disabled.
sign_cert (no default)
  Specifies the path to the cert used to sign configuration files for iOS and MacOS. The file must contain all certificates - certificate and all intermediate certificates concatenated.
sign_key (no default)
  Specifies the path to the key used to sign configuration files for iOS and MacOS.

MACROS AND VARIABLES

The following macros and variables can be used within automx to build service configuration.
%% This is replaced by a literal % character.
%d When the input key is an address of the form  localpart@domainpart, this macro will be replaced by the (RFC 2253) quoted domain part of the address.
%s When the input key is an address of the form  localpart@domainpart, this macro will be replaced by this (RFC 2253) quoted mail address.
${varname}
  The value of ${varname}, retrieved from an LDAP or SQL query, will be used.
%u When the input key is an address of the form  localpart@domainpart, this macro will be replaced by the (RFC 2253) quoted local part of the address.

AUTHORS

Christian Roessner < cr@sys4.de>
  Wrote the program.
Patrick Ben Koetter < p@sys4.de>
  Wrote the documentation.

SEE ALSO

 automx(8),  automx.conf(5),  automx_ldap(5),  automx_script(5),  automx_sql(5),  automx-test(1)

COPYRIGHT

This document has been placed in the public domain.
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