can I use encrypted ldap_bind_pw ?

Dmitriy Kirhlarov dkirhlarov at
Tue Apr 17 09:50:54 EDT 2007

On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 05:10:40PM +0530, JOYDEEP wrote:

> I am using openldap2 and my cyrus -imap is based on ldap authentication.
> in my  /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd the password entry is clear text like
> ldap_bind_pw: secret
> can I use the encrypted password which I have in slapd.conf file ?

saslauthd need clear text password for binding procedure.
But, you can use anonymous binding (for me it's more secure).


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