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Re: LDAPI and AutoBind

On Sat, 2008-05-10 at 03:16 -0700, Howard Chu wrote:
> Michael StrÃder wrote:
> > HI!
> >
> > Lurking on the FDS list I noticed the new "Autobind" feature of FDS for
> > LDAPI connections which directly emulates a SASL EXTERNAL bind if the
> > client connects over LDAPI with a certain user-ID and simple bind (or no
> > bind at all). It's configured at the server's side.
> >
> > See
> > http://directory.fedoraproject.org/wiki/LDAPI_and_AutoBind
> >
> > Wouldn't that be a useful feature in OpenLDAP's slapd too for LDAP for
> > automagically binding LDAP clients which aren't capable of sending
> > SASL-Bind EXTERNAL but are capable to connect via LDAPI?
> No, it's a direct violation of RFC4513 and a security hole. We had this long 
> discussion on the fedora-devel list over a year ago.
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-directory-devel/2007-February/msg00043.html
> This is not a feature, it's a bug

Fortunately it is compiled out and configured off by default.  

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.                  http://redhat.com

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