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RE: root password security in slapd.conf

perl -e 'print crypt("plaintext", "somerandomsalt"), qq(\n)'

I believe you also need to pu {crypt} in front of it in the slapd.conf file.

On 24-May-99 Matz, Guy wrote:
> i believe, and someone, please correct me, that the crypt passwd is the same
> as you'd see it in a UNIX passwd file.  having said that, i don't know how
> you'd change the password, short of chnaging your UNIX pasword to what you
> want the slapd password to be, and cutting and pasting from /etc/passwd to
> slapd.conf . . . .
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:        Himanshu [SMTP:hshah0@sac.cc.uky.edu]
>> Sent:        Monday, May 24, 1999 4:03 PM
>> To:  OpenLDAP-software@OpenLDAP.org
>> Subject:     root password security in slapd.conf
>> At present, I am using clear text password for rootpw in slapd.conf file.
>> I want to avoid that by using {crypt} but have no idea about any
>> cryptography stuff. Can anyone help me out with this.
>> Where will I be storing root password (if at all) ?
>> How will the authentication take place ??
>> Thanks
>> Himanshu

Jason Bodnar + jbodnar@tivoli.com + Tivoli Systems

Pfft.  Now you tell me.

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