[Date Prev][Date Next] [Chronological] [Thread] [Top]

RE: Question about openldap admin's guide

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

> Hello,
> In the OpenLDAP 2.2 Admin Guide, it is stated as
> follows:
> "To use secrets stored in the LDAP directory, place
> plaintext passwords in the userPassword attribute"

That text is specifically in the section regarding SASL authentication.
> Just wondering...
> can we use encrypted password, like:
> userPassword        {SHA}wektalskgjlaksfgjlf  ??

Not with strong SASL authentication.

> If we can only use plaintext password, then what's the
> purpose of password-hash in the slapd.conf ?

You can only use the hashed passwords for Simple Binds.

  -- Howard Chu
  Chief Architect, Symas Corp.       Director, Highland Sun
  http://www.symas.com               http://highlandsun.com/hyc
  Symas: Premier OpenSource Development and Support