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Re: ldappasswd question...

On Friday 05 October 2007 18:21:29 Dan Denton wrote:
> Hello list,
> I've been halfway successful so far in setting up an ldap server, but have
> run into issues when setting passwords using ldappasswd. The server is RHEL
> 4, running openldap-2.2.13-7.4E (server and clients) provided by RedHat.

If you're just starting ... you may want to reconsider using an ancient 
version of openldap that is no longer supported.

There are alternatives:

> I've successfully gotten the server listening, and have added entries to
> the database, and can even access it from my outlook installation (browsing
> of course).
> When I run the following command on my ldap server, I get the following
> output:
> [root@TESTBED002 sbin]# ldappasswd -WS -D
> 'cn=root,ou=users,dc=remitpro,dc=local' jdoe -d 300
> New password:
> Re-enter new password:
> Enter LDAP Password:
> request 1 done
> SASL/DIGEST-MD5 authentication started
> request 2 done
> Please enter your password:
> request 3 done
> ldap_sasl_interactive_bind_s: Internal (implementation specific) error (80)
>         additional info: SASL(-13): user not found: no secret in database
> The first two prompts seem pretty straightforward, in that it seems to be
> asking for the user's new password. The second and third have me stumped.
> Is the second password (LDAP Password) the bind password for the root user?
> If so, by entering that, the result is being sent straight to the final
> error message. If I hit enter (blank) at that prompt, I'm sent to the 'MD5'
> prompt, and which point anything I enter gets me the final error message.

Assuming you haven't configured SASL, and you have rootpw set in slapd.conf, 
you probably:
1)Need to use the -x flag to not use SASL
2)instead of providing jdoe, you may want to provide the DN of the user.
3)Use the correct rootdn

So, you may have more success with:

# ldappasswd -x -D cn=root,dc=remitpro,dc=local -W -S 

> rootdn          "cn=root,dc=remitpro,dc=local"
> rootpw          secret

> dn: cn=jdoe,ou=users,dc=remitpro,dc=local

You may want to consult the man pages ...