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Question about security
1. When configuring LDAP to use SASL authentication with the
ldapdb SASL plugin, must the passwords be actually stored
in cleartext human readable form?
2. If the answer to my first question is yes, I would appreciate
thoughts about the security of such a configuration. I
must admit that I don't feel comfortable know that just
in case I indavertently allow access to an unauthorized
person they could read the passwd. ( and I think we
all know that the openldap acls can easily be misconfigured )
And just as general interest, I have used most of this week
in my third ( and finally successful ) attempt to consoldate
user management / authentication with openldap. It seems that
most of my implementation attempts on Linux take 3 tries.
Usually the finally try goes smootly, but this week has
been an endeavor as I have installed the latest releases available
for openldap, sasl, postfix, courier-imap and even samba 3.0rc2.
May the source be with you! Open Source of course!
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