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Re: changing userPassword from custom application

Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> --On Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12:52 AM +0100 Zdenek Styblik
> <stybla@turnovfree.net> wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Hello,
>> let's open up old wounds. Ok, it sounds jerky, but I don't mean it.
> Why not just issue a password change operation and let the OpenLDAP
> server use its default encryption mechanism that the admin has specified?
> --Quanah
> -- 
> Quanah Gibson-Mount
> Principal Software Engineer
> Zimbra, Inc
> --------------------
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As I've explained later, I didn't figure it out/found out how to use
such feature nor I'm aware such feature exists.
I'll be more than happy to use it.
Or I don't know if I did something wrong. Could you please provide some
example in case it's different from:

--- SNIP ---
changetype: modify
userPassword: mySecretPasswd
--- SNIP ---

where 'mySecretPasswd' is in clear text and LDAP is supposed to know
what to do exactly with userPassword. In another words, get default
password encryption, generate hash, store password.

At least I think I did it like this. I don't recall correctly, as it was
wrong way do change password and since then I'm using % slappasswd; to
get hash when in command-line or function in application[s].


Zdenek Styblik
Net/Linux admin
OS TurnovFree.net
email: stybla@turnovfree.net
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