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Re: MD5 password issue

--On Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:23 AM -0400 Alejandro Acosta <alejandro.acosta@comsat.com.ve> wrote:

The strange thing is that slapcat brings something like:

-- cut here --
cn: md5user
description: MD5USER
userPassword:: e01ENX1jODFlNzI4ZDlkNGMyZjYzNmYwNjdmODljYzE0ODYyYw==
structuralObjectClass: organizationalRole
-- cut here --

Notice that the userPassword is pretty different..,  ldap hashed in
someway  the original password given in the ldif file.

No. It Mime-Base 64 encoded the attribute value when it was written into the LDAP server, which is a standard thing to do in all LDAP servers for particular data sets.

If you decode the value, you get:

./mime-decode e01ENX1jODFlNzI4ZDlkNGMyZjYzNmYwNjdmODljYzE0ODYyYw==

which looks to me like what you put in:

userPassword: {MD5}c81e728d9d4c2f636f067f89cc14862c


Quanah Gibson-Mount
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ITSS/Shared Services
Stanford University
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