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From "Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Closed: (DIRSERVER-1088) Do not cache plain text passwords in credential cache or in LdapPrincipal
Date Sun, 15 Feb 2009 19:36:59 GMT

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Emmanuel Lecharny closed DIRSERVER-1088.
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closed

> Do not cache plain text passwords in credential cache or in LdapPrincipal
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-1088
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-1088
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: core
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.1, 1.5.0
>            Reporter: Alex Karasulu
>            Assignee: Emmanuel Lecharny
>             Fix For: 1.5.4
>
>
> It's really not a good idea to cache plain text passwords in memory which can easily
be comprimised with memory readers to enable password theft.  The best thing to do here in
the short term is to disable caching if the password is plaintext.
> If caching is still desired then a temp key generated at startup can be used to encrypt
and decrypt plain text password when put into memory.  Perhaps this is the best option which
still keeps performance.

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