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Re: password encryption question
----- "Mike Simonton" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I want to change the default âsecretâ password in the slapd.conf file
> to something thatâs encrypted in some way to hide the clear text
> password for the Manager account. Whatâs the best and easiest way to
> go about doing this? Is slappasswd the way to not only do this but
> change passwords for any users in the database, or is ldappasswd the
> way to go?
slappasswd is used to create an encrypted password for storing in slapd.conf and/or slapd.d
A user entry password i.e. userPassword can be changed many ways. ldappasswd is one
> One other question â does anyone have an example slapd.conf file that
> uses the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files to manage the passwords for
> openldap, particularly for the Manager account?
If you mean centerally storing user passwords etc. this is what pam_ldap is for.
pam_ldap will use the PAM framework on a machine to authenticate users against a
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