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Re: Root Passwd and Credentials

Heh, thanks for the warning about the rootpw. I used an example of one from the internet. :)

If you cannot supply an encrypted password in the credentials= field and you have both the rootpw= and credentials= visible in the slapd.conf does it serve any purpose for encrypting the rootpw in the slapd.conf? Or is there another purpose to encrypting it other than to stop someone from parsing the file and getting it?

I hope that makes sense.

Thanks again, Peter Clark

Aaron Richton wrote:
No, you need the unencrypted password. This has been (quite needlessly) debated on the list and likely is in the FAQ as well. One or more of those sources may have alternatives listed if you're so inclined.

You might want to change your rootpw now that you told it to us...

On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, Peter Clark wrote:


I have used slappasswd -s to create an encrypted rootpw, ie.
rootpw        {SSHA}Rwilfur49jrtPsw7dJJPp5RBoX2f+gHV

Can I use this same entry ({SSHA}Rwilfur49jrtPsw7dJJPp5RBoX2f+gHV) in the replication credentials or do I need to put the unencrypted password instead. ie:

replica credentials="6202f430d9c9a97da8d041946847643f"
replica credentials="{SSHA}Rwilfur49jrtPsw7dJJPp5RBoX2f+gHV"

Thank you for your time.

Peter Clark