7020935: Testing QMS authentication through GWIA

Telnet will allow a connection through port 25, simulating the qms authentication. The GroupWise credentials (user id and password) are passed in base64 so they will have to be converted for this test.

1. To get a base 64 encoder, Google; base64 encode

-in this example, james is the GroupWise user id with gwava as the password

2. From a dos prompt, or terminal window;

* text in “( )” is the decoded base 64 to the left

telnet <ip> 25

ehlo <or helo if esmtp isn’t supported>

auth login

334 VXNlcm5hbWU6

authlogin

334 VXNlcm5hbWU6 (user name)

amFtZXM= (james)

334 UGFzc3dvcmQ6 (password)

Z3dhdmE= (gwava)

235 Authentication successful


3. A successful authentication: 235 Authentication successful

An unsuccessful authentication: 501 Authentication failed

4. If the authentication was unsuccessful, then the GroupWise user id and/or password are incorrect.

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