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Re: Newbie MD5 encryption question

On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 01:33:01PM -0700, Mitchell, Louise M wrote:

> Okay... I see in some archives, that you can prefix the password with {md5}...
> so I tried that.
> It went in okay.. but how do I know it's md5 encrypted or just that the
> characters {md5} got scrambed in the search results.
> Is there a way to get cleartext passwords out of an ldapsearch?

There is no way to get cleartext from md5; that's the point.

If you know the cleartext value, you should be able to
compute the md5sum of the cleartext and compare to what is 
stored in the directory.