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RE: what is cmusaslsecretDIGESTMD5 for?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Edward Rudd

> I have a question (obviously).  What are the
> /cmusaslsecret(DIGESTMD5|CRAMMD5)/ attributes for? I can find no
> documentation on them at all.  I have SASL authentication working find
> in openldap.. I am just curious as to what these are used for..

Nothing really. They were used in Cyrus SASL 1.x.

Cyrus SASL 2.x looks for them just in case you're working with a 1.x password
database that has been converted to 2.x format. The Cyrus 2.x saslpasswd tool
no longer creates these values, so there's very little likelihood that you'll
ever run into them. I suppose you could write your own code to create and
store these values in slapd, if you wanted to have a different password for
each mechanism. Otherwise they're just obsolete cruft...

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