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RE: Tightening up ppolicy

On Tue, 1 May 2012, Kline, Sara wrote:

I am not a programmer. I am just starting to learn Perl, but am not much beyond Hello World. Does anyone have an example that I could work from? I have some very rudimentary programming skills in a few languages but I have not found any examples online thus far that look like what I need.

This project is licensed under the OpenLDAP Public License (so it's
hopefully compatible with your organization's philosophy if you're already
using slapd) and might be a starting point:


blog entry with config file details:


Another example is found in OpenLDAP ITS #6884.

I've used neither of these options and cannot vouch for (nor against) them in any way.

Sara Kline

-----Original Message-----
From: Quanah Gibson-Mount [mailto:quanah@zimbra.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 4:42 PM
To: Kline, Sara; openldap-technical@openldap.org
Subject: RE: Tightening up ppolicy

--On Tuesday, May 01, 2012 4:39 PM -0700 "Kline, Sara" <SKline@tnsi.com>

I saw this in the ppolicy pages but was unsure of how to use it? I
understand that I can use pwdCheckModule and even how to turn it on,
but I am uncertain as to how to actually tell it that we want to have
for example, one upper case, one lower case and one numeral. Has
anybody done that?

You write a checking module, and in that module, you do the strength tests that you require.  As noted in the text from the man page.



Quanah Gibson-Mount
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