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Re: Trouble setting password {Resolved}

Fred Zinsli wrote:
This issue has now been resolved. The command I used to set/change the
password was incomplete.

This command allowed me to set the password:
slappasswd -h {CRYPT} -c '$2a$05$%.24s'

I doubt that this solved your problem if you did not undertake any additional action.

The command-line tool slappasswd only outputs the hashed password to stdout. It does not modify the in-directory password of an entry or the rootdn's password in slapd.conf. You have to manually do that yourself.

See man 8 slappasswd:

"Slappasswd is used to generate an userPassword value suitable for use
with ldapmodify(1) or slapd.conf(5) rootpw configuration directive."

Also you should use slappasswd -h {SSHA} (salted SHA-1) since hashes generated with {CRYPT} are platform-specific and might cause trouble when migrating the directory to another platform.

Note that if using SASL/DIGEST-MD5 then you need the password value to be stored as cleartext in attribute 'userPassword'. I guess that was your real problem.

Ciao, Michael.



-----Original Message-----
From: "Fred Zinsli" <fred.zinsli@shooter.co.nz>
To: openldap-technical@openldap.org
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2008 08:59:02 +1200
Subject: Trouble setting password

Hello everyone

Newby here. I am having trouble getting started with my new ldap

I got it installed on FC8 and am now attempting to configure it.

I am attempting to setup the default password and I am getting this

[root@dofiss ~]# ldappasswd
SASL/DIGEST-MD5 authentication started
Please enter your password:
ldap_sasl_interactive_bind_s: Invalid credentials (49)
        additional info: SASL(-13): user not found: no secret in

This is my second day on trying to sort this out so any comments would
most helpful.