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Re: proxy auth and userpassword access

Dieter Kluenter wrote:

> when using proxy authentication with strong bind, the attribute
> userPassword has to have read access, that is, auth access is not
> sufficient Is there any particular reason for this potential security
> hole?

Well, if you want to use strong auth at the proxy side, the proxy needs
to be able to check the password itself, and this requires the password.

OpenLDAP's proxy is not a SASL proxy, neither my (partial) knowledge of
SASL allows me to state a SASL proxy is at all possible for all mechs.
If it is, adding SASL proxying capabilities to OpenLDAP proxy backends
would be an interesting extension.


Ing. Pierangelo Masarati
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