NAME

     popauth - manipulate POP authorization DB


SYNOPSIS

     popauth [-init] [-list] [-delete name] [-user name] [-help]


DESCRIPTION

     The popauth program allows a POP-subscriber  to  change  the
     secret  value  used to generate their authentication creden-
     tials.  In addition, the super-user or master POP  user  may
     use this program to either add or remove a user, or to print
     public information from it.  Only the  super-user  may  ini-
     tialize  the database.  popauth is useful only when the APOP
     configuration option is defined.  (This configuration option
     defines the name of the POP authorization DB.)

     Under normal usage, popauth prompts for a new  secret,  just
     like the passwd program.  It then updates the POP authoriza-
     tion DB accordingly.

     With the `-init' switch, the super-user can create a new (or
     zero the existing) POP authorization DB.

     With the `-list' switch, the super-user or master  POP  user
     can  print out public information about the named subscriber
     (or all subscribers).

     With the `-delete' switch, the super-user or master POP user
     can remove a user entry from the authorization DB.


FILES

     /etc/pop.auth.* POP authorization DB


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

     This program was derived from MH 6.8.3


SEE ALSO

     popper(8)