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Re: [OPENLDAP] slapd password confusion

Technical Home wrote:
> Hello,
> In my quest to install and understand how works a PDC Samba/OpenLDAP, I
> encountered a strange problem when setting my slapd admin password.
> Here is my server configuration :
> @(#) $OpenLDAP: slapd 2.4.11 (Oct 24 2008 23:44:05) $
>   buildd@palmer:/build/buildd/openldap-2.4.11/debian/build/servers/slapd
> I'm running ubuntu-server 8.10 Intrepid. My ubuntu is up to date. I
> installed the slapd package from ubuntu repository.
> dpkg asked me to specify a password for my admin account and I entered a
> password like this one : totototo12;
> And now when I try to modify my LDAP tree with the command "ldapmodify
> -x -D cn=admin,cn=config -W", at the password prompt, I can connect with
> all this password :
> totototo12;
> totototo12
> totototo1
> totototo
> totototo23
> tototototo
> ...
> The only condition to login is that I wrote the beginning of my password
> : totototo
> Why slapd does not care about the end of my password ?
> If I specify a smaller password like toto12; in slapd configuration with
> dpkg-reconfigure, there is no problem...

What password hashing scheme are you using? {CRYPT}?
You should use {SSHA}.

Ciao, Michael.