what encryption is used by Cyrus to encrypt passwords?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Wed Mar 15 12:01:18 EST 2006

Craig White wrote:


>> Technically, I should be able to do this.
>> Perhaps it's not the best group to ask - what will happen if the 
>> connection between the two LDAP server is broken, and we use referrals 
>> as here [1]:
>>    ref: ldap://b.example.net/dc=subtree,dc=example,dc=net
>>> I would also suggest that sambaNTPassword and sambaLMPassword attributes
>>> are not SSHA but rather a Microsoft form of hash. The userPassword
>>> attribute (if you samba users are also posixAccount/shadowAccount
>>> objectclasses) could possibly be SSHA.
>> This I know.
>> What I want to know is what Cyrus uses - certainly it's not a Microsoft 
>> hash :) and not SSHA.
>> [1] http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin23/referrals.html
> ----
> I think that Aleksandar has already answered the second question and the
> first question...if the connection to the LDAP server isn't available,
> then the user won't be able to log in when the system to authenticate
> the user isn't available.

Thank you very much.

This clears things a bit.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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