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Re: Ldap password policy not throwing different errors

On 01/05/2014 09:30 PM, Idan Fridman wrote:
So how will you distinct between the cases? How user or admin will be
able to know if that user is blocked?

Read draft-behera-ldap-password-policy. Additional ppolicy info is in the value of the control response, if any. A detailed description is provided in the draft (Section 9.1, AFAIR).



----- Reply message -----
From: "Dieter Klünter" <dieter@dkluenter.de>
To: "openldap-technical@openldap.org" <openldap-technical@openldap.org>
Subject: Ldap password policy not throwing different errors
Date: Sun, Jan 5, 2014 21:33

Am Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:13:51 +0000
schrieb Idan Fridman <idanf@cellebrite.com>:


I use ppolicy overlay and enabled ppolicy_use_lockout to separate
between invalid password and locked accounts.

    database    bdb
    suffix      "dc=openiam,dc=com"
    rootdn      "cn=Manager,dc=openiam,dc=com"
    rootpw      "{SSHA}2ttRoo/t5HuMT2nPxtI6goVUML5R2H9h"
    # PPolicy Configuration
    overlay ppolicy
    ppolicy_default "cn=default,ou=policies,dc=openiam,dc=com"

I tried to lock user account by entering wrong password couple of
times (pwdMaxFailure)

The user is being locked but when I try to login again I still get
the same error:

Invalid credentials (49)

Any idea why i am not getting diffrent error to disticnt between the

1. there is no appropriate result message for password policy. RFC 4511
Section 4.1.9  defines all result messages and Appendix A provides in
brief a general description.
2. In your particular case result 49 is a substitution in order to
prevent an unauthorized disclosure.


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