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Re: Patch to make 'ldapmodify -WW' read password from stdin
At 12:39 AM 2002-08-14, Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
>If I run ldapmodify from a script, I don't want to use '-W password'
>because the password shows up in the output of 'ps' for everyone,
>and I can't pipe the password to 'ldapmodify -w' because -w uses
>getpassphrase() which reads from the tty instead of stdin.
>So I added '-WW' which reads the password from stdin without prompting.
>An alternate way would be to check if stdin is the tty, use
>getpassphrase() if it is, and read from stdin (maybe with a prompt) if
>not. Which way is better?
Have -ww take an argument which is a file containing the secret?
with checks for unsafe file permissions?
>The patch is at <http://folk.uio.no/hbf/OpenLDAP/passwd-stdin.txt>.