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From "Stefan Zoerner (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Closed: (DIRSERVER-261) Storing user passwords other than in clear
Date Sun, 25 Jun 2006 13:28:30 GMT
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Stefan Zoerner closed DIRSERVER-261:

Alex created a new item which describes the missing functionality of this issue: DIRSERVER-289.
Therefore I close this one.

> Storing user passwords other than in clear
> ------------------------------------------
>          Key: DIRSERVER-261
>          URL:
>      Project: Directory ApacheDS
>         Type: New Feature

>     Versions: pre-1.0
>     Reporter: Stefan Zoerner
>     Assignee: Stefan Zoerner
>     Priority: Blocker
>      Fix For: 1.0-RC1

> Because the admin user is allowed to see everything, I suggest to store the attribute
values for user password other than in clear. I nice solution would be to make this configurable
(other server products allow comparable functionality):
> * Configure a hash function to use for password storage (e.g. MD5, SSHA, ...)
> * Allow clients to store the value as a hashed value on their own as well (calculated
with a function other than the configured one, if they like)
> * Enable simple bind with value in clear text (hash value calculated within the server
and compared against the stored value)
> * Still allow clear passwords, because some authentication mechanisms need this (e.g.
> Hashed values does not add that much security, but at least is is harder for admin to
catch a password and commit it to his/her memory.
> Some products even allow to encrypt the password (two-way), but I think the features
above should do for the first run.

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