what encryption is used by Cyrus to encrypt passwords?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Wed Mar 15 10:40:15 EST 2006

info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu wrote:
> Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>> I have a user base in two databases: one in LDAP, for Samba, and one 
>> in MySQL, for cyrus/mail.
>> It's not very comfortable, as I have to do the things twice.
>> So I thought of "leeching" the users and passwords from the LDAP 
>> database, filtering it through a script, and creating cyrus accounts 
>> this way.
>> There is one problem though - Samba accounts use SSHA encryption, and 
>> Cyrus doesn't.
>> What encryption is used by Cyrus?
>> When I look into MySQL database, the password look like that:
>> abcDe12FGHiJK
>> So it's 13 characters.
>> What encryption is it?
> Why not buil cyrus to read users from LDAP?

It would be problematic here.

Right now I have several LDAP (Samba) databases on different servers - 
for different user groups.

On the other hand, one MySQL (cyrus) database is used for all users.

So, if I wanted to make Cyrus read from LDAP, it would have to read from 
several LDAP servers.

Can it do it? I didn't google much, but perhaps it's either impossible, 
or hard to do.

So I assumed the approach I described earlier would be easier.

Tomasz Chmielewski

Software deployment with Samba

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