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RE: Password strength checking/cracking

> I would like to either enable some sort of password strength check and/or
> install a password cracker for my OpenLDAP installation.
> Current version is Openldap 2.2.17 (compiled from source)
> Passwords are in the default format ( I believe it's the default)  ( SSHA)
> ldbm backend
> RedHat Enterprise Linux 3.0 server.
> What are my options for
> 1. configuring OpenLDAP to enforce some sort of password strength check.
> 2. installing/configuring a password cracker.

Both of these features are supported by the password policy overlay (see
slapo-ppolicy.5). The password policy overlay is currently available in
OpenLDAP HEAD. The overlay does work with OL 2.2; you need to import it from
HEAD and build it.

> Basically I'd like to configure LDAP to enforce strong passwords and/or
> know if a user has a weak password.

That would do it. You will need to write the interface to cracklib yourself,
but the policy overlay provides the hooks to make it reasonably easy.

> Thanks for any suggestions.

I hope this helps.

Matthew Hardin
Symas Corporation
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> Joe Morin
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