Security is a myth :) even with one way algorythm. This is a bit more secure but with time hack is always possible. What you can do is delaying hacker success. What you can do is monitoring what hackers are doing to detect the attack.

With ApacheDS you can replace authentication provider then you can monitor password detection here. Is it possible to change search engine?


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Re: HI


> hopefully, there is no way to get the password from its encrypted form
> : this would be a major security breach !

Well actually there is, but you need to do some guesswork ;-)

Don't know if the password hash in ApacheDS is salted, though.

The password hash should not be possible to extract or query by other  
than backup, not through a query.

If you are allowed to do a search like
$ ldapsearch -b o=some.root -s sub 'userPassword="{md5}
b4b5835f03bd6748e0cc25790d6f3498"' dn
it would render you all objects with the attribute userPassword equal to
"the secret password", which may not be such a good idea.

iPlanet DS 4.x allowed searches on ueserPassword attribute with  
directory manager privs
I found out. Have not tested if this works with ApacheDS.


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