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Re: setting up admin password on openldap

Naufal Sheikh wrote:

Well Finally I have got something. I have one last question though, regarding the concept, Below is the excerpt from my new slapd.conf:

backend bdb

database monitor

database        bdb
suffix          "o=trac"
rootdn          "cn=nsadmin,o=trac"

rootpw plain-text password.

When I write cn=nsadmin,o=trac in userDN box in ldap brwoser and give the password given in the plain text in slapd.conf it connects to the ldap server using the credentials.

While in my old slapd.conf file which I was using as a reference the rootpw line is hashed and in rootdn it is only :cn-nsadmin" as follows:

backend bdb

database monitor

database        bdb
suffix          "o=trac"
rootdn          "cn=nsadmin"

#rootpw secret.

Rest both the configuration files are same. But on the old server I can still connect the ldap server through ldap browser using UserDn cn=nsadmin and the password. My question is how is that happening? I have not really grasped this idea.

It lets you connect because that's what you have written in the rootdn field.

Also nsadmin exists as a user and I can see that it has a hashed password on my original server, while on my new server since (probably i did not used hashed password in slapd.conf) it appears as the plain text. If any one can please point me to the right section of the guide to understand or tell me in simple words!

You probably mean you see base64 encoding.

Thank you all for your help despite of vague questions and replies.


-- Kind Regards,

Gavin Henry.
OpenLDAP Engineering Team.

E ghenry@OpenLDAP.org

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