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From "DJP JEAN-PROST Dominique" <>
Subject RE : [ApacheDS] storing password policy
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:12:58 GMT


Can you give me a few hints (javadoc, class to extends, interface to implements, ...)  so
that I can evaluate if I can implement it myself, awaiting for the official implementation

-------- Message d'origine--------
De:	Emmanuel Lecharny []
Date:	mer. 22/10/2008 13:02
Objet:	Re: [ApacheDS] storing password policy

Hi Dominique,

> Hello,
> I'm evaluating apache directory to migrate from ibm directory server, which is very heavy
to a more lightweight server.

Cool !

> In Ibm's server, I can configure the default encryption algo which must be used when
storing password, so that if a user change the userPassword value :
> - sending a clear password : it's automatically encoded in SHA by the server, and then
stored in SHA
> - sending a SHA encoded password : stored as is
> - sending a whatever encoded password : stored as is.
> How can I setup apache directory (1.5.4) so that it runs this way ?

ATM, we don't support password policies. This is something we have on
our roadmap, though. And this is not exactly complicated to implement,

Emmanuel Lécharny

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