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Re: pam_password exop

Is it mandatory to have a certificate on client side too ?


Teoman ONAY

From:        Chris Jacobs <Chris.Jacobs@apollogrp.edu>
To:        "'teoman.onay@degroof.be'" <teoman.onay@degroof.be>, "'openldap-technical@openldap.org'" <openldap-technical@openldap.org>,
Date:        12/09/2012 17:12
Subject:        Re: pam_password exop

Yep. SSL/TLS is fairly trivial to setup. You should do it.

This isn't unexpected behavior.

- chris

Chris Jacobs
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From: openldap-technical-bounces@OpenLDAP.org <openldap-technical-bounces@OpenLDAP.org>
: openldap-technical@openldap.org <openldap-technical@openldap.org>
: Wed Sep 12 07:59:36 2012
: pam_password exop


Could you give me some more info on that parameter : pam_password exop

All what i've found is this :

The directive "pam_password exop" tells pam-ldap to change passwords in a way that allows OpenLDAP to apply the hashing algorithm specified in /etc/ldap/slapd.conf, instead of attempting to hash locally and write the result directly into the database.

Does this mean that the password is sent clear to the ldap server then hashed over there ? It looks like a huge security flaw ...

i've used tcpdump and unfortunately my password appears clearly ... using does imply enabling TLS ?



Teoman ONAY

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