Req'd permissions for SSL server running as a service?

Req'd permissions for SSL server running as a service?

Post by Mike Morri » Tue, 02 Dec 2003 16:32:19


I'm using Mercury/32 as my in house mail server (an excellent product,
btw... http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ). I'm running both POP3 and IMAP servers,
and just added SSL support for those protocols.

Everything works fine when it is running as an app, but when run as a
service, I cannot connect with SSL (I can still connect fine with an
unencrypted connection).

I think this has to be a permissions problem, because connecting with
SSL in app mode means the firewall, the server itself, the client, etc.
are all configured correctly.

I immediately switched the service to run as Administrator, with the
same result. The log file shows that SSL negotiation fails, only when
running as a service.

This machine is our only in house server, which means it's also a domain
controller, and I'm in over my head as far as "Local" vs. "Domain" vs.
"Domain Controller" Policies go.

Specific questions:
1) Is there an account with more rights than Administrator - i.e., a
Domain Admin, etc...?

2) Am I even right that this is a permissions issue? Could the
Administrator account be mis-configured to not have sufficient rights?

3) Is it possible for the Mercury/32 process to have different rights
when when run logged in interactively as Admin, and when run as a
service as Admin?

I've confirmed that Admin has Full Control NTFS permissions of the
software tree for the executable & dlls, and the mail folders; the
application uses no registry settings.

Thanks in advance for any help,

Mike
 
 
 

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