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RE: SASL secrets in LDAP

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Lawrence Greenfield
>    Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 17:14:03 -0700
>    From: "Kurt D. Zeilenga" <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org>
>    Cc: <openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org>
>    At 05:02 PM 2002-05-06, Howard Chu wrote:
>    >For many good reasons, we discourage the storage of plaintext
> passwords in
>    >LDAP.
>    Yes, but if userPassword is plaintext (as it really should be, see
>    RFC 2256), then we can certainly use it for DIGEST-MD5.
> Also, remember that the DIGEST-MD5 password hash is sufficient for
> authentication (it is not a one-way hash like /etc/passwd).

Good points. OK, sounds like generating the hash is a lot of unnecessary
effort since it needs as much protection as the plaintext. Might as well
just use the userPassword attribute as-is then. Simplifies life

  -- Howard Chu
  Chief Architect, Symas Corp.       Director, Highland Sun
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