External Authentication

Baruwa can be configured to authenticate to external authentication systems using authentication mechanisms such as LDAP, RADIUS, IMAP, POP3, SMTP, OAUTH. This is useful in cases where you have hundreds of users and cannot manually create all of them. The Baruwa user account will be automatically created the first time the user successfully authenticates to the external authentication system.

With LDAP authentication the users groups and email aliases will also be automatically added to the users Baruwa profile allowing them access to their aliased and group emails within Baruwa.

Administrative accounts can not be configured to use external authentication.

Supported Mechanisms

The following mechanisms are supported and can be fully configured via the web interface.

  • LDAP
  • IMAP
  • POP3
  • SMTP
  • SAML2


Authentication mechanisms are setup on a per domain basis. The process is documented in the Domain management section of the admin guide under Authentication Settings

Planned Mechanisms

Future support is planned for the following