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Re: Using MD5 passwords with LDAP


so i have tried going thru the .src.rpm for redhat, and i did not 
see any patches being applied for getting MD5 passwds working.

BUT, since i am not so great at poking around in src.rpms 
and since i am just beginning with openldap, perhaps someone
else also should look into this?

if you want to get the src.rpm you can get it @:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/en/os/SRPMS/openldap12-1.2.12-3.src.rpm	#
for 1.2
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/en/os/SRPMS/openldap-2.0.11-8.src.rpm			#
for 2.0.11



On 2001.11.09 19:22 Peter W wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 09, 2001 at 07:03:28PM +0530, Jatin Nansi wrote:
> > Thanks for the reply, but as I have mentioned once below, and want to
> draw 
> > yr attention once again to it that I tried using the openldap 1.2 rpms
> that
> > came 
> > with the rh7.0 system. I _am_ able to use MD5 auth with those. 
> > I even tried it once on rh7.2, using openldap 2.11 and that also works.
> > So finally it boils down to how redhat has managed to get this
> > working.
> > 
> > Any ideas??
> Look at the source. Red Hat distributes .src.rpm packages for all their
> binary packages. Historically the .src.rpm includes a "pristine"  
> compressed tarball of the official source, and one or more patches that
> are applied to the official source during the RPM build process. There's
> a
> good chance that you can simply apply their MD5 patch to the latest
> OpenLDAP source and get what you want. If their MD5 patch does not seem
> to
> alter/break anything else, you might consider asking Red Hat if they're
> willing to contribute it to the project; I can't imagine many objections
> to OpenLDAP being able to use more hashed password formats, and Red Hat 
> would probably like it if OpenLDAP were better suited to their systems 
> out-of-the-box, too. :-)
> Good luck,
> -Peter