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Re: Authenticating with blank passwords
This is a little off-the-cuff, but could you rewrite blank passwords
coming in to something that you could keep in your database as
representing "blank"? Or is rewrite back-end?
On 1/9/06, Howard Chu <email@example.com> wrote:
> Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> > Max Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Does anyone know a work around or some way of allowing clients to authenticate
> >> with blank passwords?
> > Write a shell backend that only do the authentication?
> That won't work; Binds with empty password are processed by the frontend.
> You'll just have to hack the existing code in bind.c to allow what you
> want. From a security perspective, what you want is an extremely bad
> idea. I don't think you'll convince anybody to make it a standard feature.
> -- Howard Chu
> Chief Architect, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
> Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc
> OpenLDAP Core Team http://www.openldap.org/project/