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R: Security issue : userPassword is shown

Hello All

Just my cent

I had the same problem with LDAP Editor 3.0 and our passwords.
Changed passwords (using Unix passwd) was shown as clear text instead base64 encoded values, inside LDAP Editor 3.0.

To avoid this behavior, I've added the instruction:

pam_crypt       local

in /etc/openldap/ldap.conf

Roberto Nunin
Responsabile infrastrutture sistemi gestionali
Comifar Service SpA

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: openldap-technical-bounces+roberto.nunin=comifar.it@OpenLDAP.org [mailto:openldap-technical-bounces+roberto.nunin=comifar.it@OpenLDAP.org] Per conto di Dieter Kluenter
Inviato: giovedà 23 ottobre 2008 8.29
A: openldap-technical@openldap.org
Oggetto: Re: Security issue : userPassword is shown

Paul Lee <paul@hk.fujitsu.com> writes:

> Hi all,
> I use a 3rd party LDAP browser to browse the users that I created.  I
> can see the userPassword clearly (plain text).
> Is there any way to avoid this ?
> When I use slapcat command to export to LDIF file, the userPassword
> field is encrypted, but why using 3rd party browser will show the
> password in plain text ?

The userPasswsord value is not encrypted but only base64 encoded. In
order to hide the value set appropriate access rules. See man
slapd.access(5), section privilege access model, hint: disallow read
access, but only allow write and auth access.


Dieter KlÃnter | Systemberatung

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