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When/why use slappasswd or any password digests
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- Subject: When/why use slappasswd or any password digests
- From: Thomas Gagné <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 11:05:35 -0500
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I'm trying to understand the role encrypted passwords play in OpenLDAP.
I thought they were an alternative way to exchange passwords. Instead
of sending them in the clear during ldap_bind_s() I thought I could
supply one of the HASHs--but this doesn't seem to work.
To use SSHA encryption am I supposed to first create an SSHA digest of
my password to use in ldap_passwd_s()?
I've tried changing the password to something I got from slappasswd then
signing back in using the same password but a different digest (as SSHA
is supposed to do) but I get Invalid Credentials.
Are the digests something used strictly for storing the passwords? Is
there any way/reason to use the digests?
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