----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 2:56
Subject: RE: why doesn't my plain text
password show a plain text value?
Because passwords can hold characters that are not normally stored in
LDAP, they are Base64 encoded.
that this is only to hold the password data; the Base64 data can be easily
decoded into plaintext. It goes without saying that you should use
encypted passwords. =)
630 - 3rd Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I'm using openLDAP 2.0.11 without sasl support
or SSL. I add users with plain text passwords, the value in the
ldif file is plain text and I'm not using any encryption method as far as I
can tell. But when I check the values in the
data base after a record has been added I see the password having some
other nonsensical value as if it's been encrypted. Does anyone
have any idea what's happening? I don't mind it and rather prefer it
this way but I'm curios. I've seen the same thing whether I use
openLDAP client commands or a Java program.
This is the command I'm using for adding
ldapmodify -a -d 1 -x -D
"cn=Directory Manager, dc=myDC, dc=com" -w secret -f