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Re: Kerberos and DIGEST-MD5

>     So what's the problem? It seems that to build a LDAPv3 compliant
> server I must provide DIGEST-MD5 authentication to the LDAP server, and
> this is what I don't know how to achieve in a clean manner. In order to
> have DIGEST-MD5 working I must have a clear text password stored
> somewhere (correct me if I'm wrong), but it seems that Kerberos doesn't
> have it, or I don't know how to use it in the DIGEST-MD5 authentication
> process. It seems that Cyrus SASL *does need* this password stored in
> its sasldb2 database to be able to successfully offer DIGEST-MD5, but
> this would mean that I'd have duplicated information and I'd have to
> sync both databases (Kerberos and SASL) whenever a password change
> occurs. So, am I missing anything here? Is there any clean solution for
> this?

No clear answer to your question; only, I note that you *don't need* a
cleartext password in sasldb2; it can be in the directory (yet in


Pierangelo Masarati

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