Allows to specify configuration settings such as IMAP/SMTP servers, active plugins, etc. on a per-user level using a static text file.

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1.0.1 2015-03-12 22:43 UTC

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This plugin allows to specify configuration settings such as IMAP/SMTP servers, active plugins, etc. on a per-user level. The settings are read from a static text file matching the login username.

The plugin also offers a way to disable some plugins for certain users. Since unloading plugins isn't supported by Roundcube itself, this can only be achieved by letting the ude_login plugin load those plugins which potentially could be disabled on a per-user basis. Thus, instead of listing the active plugins in the plugins config option, they need to be listed in the ude_default_plugins option.

The user settings file is a tab-separated text file with the following schema:


The first column identifies the login username. Following columns contain any number of <key>=<value> pairs, their order is not relevant. <key> can correspond to any valid Roundcube config option which is overridden with the given value. The following special keys are handled separately:

  • enable_plugins: a comma-separated list of plugins to load for this user
  • disabled_plugins: a comma-separated list of plugins to disable for this user

Note 1: enable_plugins only needs to list plugins which are not part of the standard set defined in the plugins and ude_default_plugins options.

Note 2: disabled_plugins can only disable plugins which are loaded through this plugin, namely those listed in the ude_default_plugins option.


  1. Place the contents of the plugin package into a directory named /<path-to-roundcube>/plugins/ude_login/.

  2. Add config options (see below) to the main Roundcube config file.

  3. Activate the plugin by adding 'ude_login' to the plugins list in Roundcube's main config file.

Configuration Options

  • An absolute path to the static text file providing the individual settings for the authenticated users. Defaults to 'plugins/ude_login/users.txt'.

    $config['ude_login_db'] = '/path/to/user_settings_db.txt';

  • Use the grep shell command to read a pre-filtered list of entries from the users database. This may increase performance with a very large input file.

    $config['ude_use_grep'] = true;

  • The default set of plugins which shall be loaded for each user. In order to allow "disabling" plugins for individual users, they cannot be added to the regular plugins list in Roundcube's config but shall be listed here. They'll then be loaded by the ude_login plugin.

    $config['ude_default_plugins'] = array('acl', 'managesieve');


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