Thunderbird dovecot

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Thunderbird dovecot

Postby bittwister » Jul 19th, '20, 03:19

I had been running a previous release of of TB.
Installed vendor thunderbird-78.0.tar.bz2 and had been working for a day or so on mga7 and mga8.

Noticed mail disposition buttons I had removed were set back to showing up. Ok I'll remove them again BUT could not get access to the customize feature.

Fine, assumed something in current profile was causing problem, so I deleted ~/.thunderbird and attempted to create my login.

It fails to login. In the past, I could navigate eventually to the accept ssl certificate. That option no longer exists.

So, I created a self-signed cert, changed dovecot options and still cannot login. Looking in the log I see
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Jul 18 19:59:33 imap-login: Error: Failed to initialize SSL server context:
Can't load SSL certificate: There is no valid PEM certificate.
: user=<>, rip=, lip=, session=<+zFA58CqtLt/AAAB>

Any suggestions welcome.

Dovecot changes
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ssl_cert = </etc/pki/tls/certs/dovecot.pem
ssl_key = </etc/pki/tls/private/dovecot.pem
#* create ssl_dh file with the following line:
#*    openssl dhparam -out /etc/dovecot/dh.pem 1024
#***************** end bug 22758 workaround ***********************
ssl = required
ssl_ca = </etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem
ssl_require_crl = yes
ssl_verify_client_cert = no
ssl_min_protocol = TLSv1.2
disable_plaintext_auth = yes
auth_ssl_require_client_cert = no
auth_mechanisms = plain login
!include auth-passwdfile.conf.ext

generated new cert
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    rm --force $CERTFILE

    openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -config $OPENSSLCONFIG \
    -out $CERTFILE -keyout $KEYFILE -days 400 \

cat /etc/dovecot/self_signed.cnf
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[ req ]
default_bits = 1024
encrypt_key = yes
distinguished_name = req_distinguished_name
x509_extensions = cert_type
prompt = no

[ req_distinguished_name ]
C = US
L = xxxx
O = Citizen
OU = Myhouse
CN = mail.home.test

[ cert_type ]
nsCertType = server
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