I see the below mail, can I understand only the mirror mode replication canât use the HASH password in rootpw, other Synchronous replication mode(example: syncrepl proxy) can use the HASH password?
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äé: Re: mirror mode & sasl question
Dieter KlÃnter wrote:
> Am Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:38:04 +0800
> schrieb "Eileen(=^Ï^=)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> This is Eileen from China SINAP. I am a beginner for openldap soft. I
>> encountered a problem in my study on two LDAP services replication.
>> I have 2 LDAP services, one name LDPA1, the other is LDAP2 . I want
>> to make them synchronously in mirror mode. But when I set LDAP
>> services rootpw both in hash, the 2 LDAP serivces canât be
>> synchronous. My question is
>> 1. if I set my rootpw in hash, my bindmethod must be SASL? If I
>> must use sasl method, can I put the sasl service in the same ldap
>> service? If bindmethod=sasl then what is the saslmech should be?
>> 2. If I change to sasl method, do I need change my database
> In order to use sasl, passwords must be cleartext and you should
> configure an apropriate authz-regexp, see man slapd.conf(5)
> You may use any sasl mechanism that you sasl framework provides.
To be more precise: In order to use password-based SASL mechs the passwords
have to be stored in clear-text.
Well, if working with SASL and TLS (LDAPS, StartTLS) one should consider using
client certs and SASL/EXTERNAL for replication.