(Answer) (Category) OpenLDAP Faq-O-Matic : (Category) OpenLDAP Software FAQ : (Category) Configuration : (Category) SLAPD Configuration : (Category) Passwords : (Answer) What are RFC 2307 hashed user passwords?
RFC 2307 (Experimental) suggests user passwords be hashed using a one-way (hopefully) cryptographically safe algorithm. They are often referred to as being "encrypted", but this is a misnomer (as they are not designed to be decrypted).

OpenLDAP supports RFC 2307 hashed passwords, including the {CRYPT}, {SSHA}, {SHA}, {SMD5}, {MD5}, and other schemes. Such passwords may be used as userPassword values and/or rootpw value.

Note: use of RFC 2307 Experimental passwords violates the Standard Track specification, RFC 2256, for user passwords and may lead to interoperability problems.

See also: (Xref) What are {CRYPT} passwords and how do I generate them?
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