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Re: Password HASH


On Friday 20 June 2003 11:21, philippe.broussard@e-qual.fr wrote:
> I would want an explanation of the bind method, the password hash more
> precisely.
> Here's my idea about that :
> 	Client sends the password in clear to the server, the server
> encrypts it with the method defined by
> 	The directive password hash in slapd.conf and the server
> compares the obtained hash and the hash that
> 	contains in the attribute UserPassword of the entry.

I am not really sure about it, but IMHO you are correct with one little 
The server uses the method defined in the objects's userPassword
AFAIK the password-hash statement in slapd.conf  is for the 
setPassword extended operation.

If you want to know it for sure, you have to look it up in the code.

Peter Marschall
eMail: peter@adpm.de