Unable to switch to Dovecot: Error in configuration file /etc/dovecot/conf.d/5-ssl.conf line 5: Unknown setting: sslcert

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2016-12-18 06:53:26 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-08 13:37:28 UTC

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Unable to switch to Dovecot: Error in configuration file /etc/dovecot/conf.d/5-ssl.conf line 5: Unknown setting: sslcert

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux

Symptoms

Unable to switch to Dovecot. The following error can be found in /var/log/plesk/panel.log :

Fatal error: std::runtime_error(Unable to get dovecot connections limit: Execution of /usr/bin/doveconf -h service/imap/service_count failed with return code 89.
Stderr is
doveconf: Fatal: Error in configuration file /etc/dovecot/conf.d/5-ssl.conf line 5: Unknown setting: sslcert
doveconf: Error: managesieve-login: dump-capability process returned 89
doveconf: Fatal: Error in configuration file /etc/dovecot/conf.d/5-ssl.conf line 5: Unknown setting: sslcert

Cause

Incompatible configuration files are present in /etc/dovecot

Resolution

While using Courier-IMAP , remove /etc/dovecot directory and switch to dovecot using Plesk installer.

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