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Re: (ITS#7278) [PATCH] SHA-2: Add support salted SHA-2 password hashes

--On Tuesday, May 29, 2012 4:08 PM +0000 hyc@symas.com wrote:

>> It is a problem that a slappasswd user must have read privilage
>> on slapd.conf (or slapd.d) by this patch...
> slappasswd is an administrative command; if you don't have administrator
> access already you have no business running it.

What in any way makes it administrative?  You simply give it a password to 
convert into whatever scheme for you.  Where is the administrative 
requirement?  Why shouldn't X user with some particular permissions into 
the database, but not the configuration, be able to run it to generate a 



Quanah Gibson-Mount
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