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From "Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (DIRSERVER-870) Simplify the password cache mechanism
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2007 15:35:32 GMT


Emmanuel Lecharny resolved DIRSERVER-870.

    Resolution: Fixed

The cache has been re-enabled, using another mechanism (LRU).

> Simplify the password cache mechanism
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-870
>                 URL:
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Emmanuel Lecharny
>         Assigned To: Emmanuel Lecharny
>            Priority: Minor
> We have at least two level of caches for user passwrds :
> - one is managed into the Authenticator
> - and we may also have a cache associated with the userPassword attributeTypes (if declared
in the configuration)
> We could keep only one cache by simply removing the weak cache from the authenticator
(this cache cannot be resized, its size is staically fixed to 1000 passwords).
> The main problem with this cache is that we have to update it when a user modify his
password, when the standard cache is automatically updated. And from a philosophical point
of view, doing the same thing at two different places is somehow a waste of time and error
prone ...

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