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From Erik Berndt <>
Subject Re: Plaintext passwords in
Date Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:36:56 GMT
 >Your best option is to set filesystem permissions appropriately such that
only Guacamole can read

I had a similar thought a few months ago and this is your best best. Yes,
the password is stored in plain text on a publicly available server, but
it's not being transmitted externally, so locking it down should be
sufficient. We use smtp relay on a couple of servers and have the config
files storing the credentials set to 644. I just checked and is set to 604, which from what I can recall was the
most restrictive mode without the service becoming inaccessible.

Erik Berndt / Systems Administrator
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On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 4:19 AM, Mike Jumper <>

> On Thu, Jul 12, 2018, 01:07 smoke <> wrote:
>>     Hello!
>> I am a little put off by the unhashed password in
>> ldap-search-bind-password
>> ( Is there a way to use the hash instead of the
>> visible pass? The same thing goes for the postgresql-password.
> No - they're not that kind of password.
> Hashing only makes sense for passwords which will be verified by Guacamole
> - passwords which Guacamole does not need to know verbatim. In this case,
> those passwords must be sent by Guacamole to the LDAP or PostgreSQL server
> to authenticate, thus it must have the actual raw password, not a hash.
> Your best option is to set filesystem permissions appropriately such that
> only Guacamole can read
> - Mike


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