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Re: SMTP authentication issue

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  • Gábor Lénárt
    On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 10:28:06AM +0200, Helga Mayer wrote: [...] ... Is it possible that LDAP contains DES ({crypt}) encrypted password? Then only the first
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      On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 10:28:06AM +0200, Helga Mayer wrote:
      [...]
      > >user name jhondoe
      > >password 12345678
      > >
      > >but when user authenticate 12345678__-- authenticate again.
      > >
      > >but when users enter a12345678 can't authenticate
      > The first 8 characters matter. This looks like a problem of the backend.
      > Though I have never heard that openldap restricts the password to 8
      > characters.
      > To my experience solaris does.

      Is it possible that LDAP contains DES ({crypt}) encrypted password? Then
      only the first 8 characters of the password counts, AFAIK. It's the
      limitation of the choosen password hash algorithm, one should select another
      one (also recommended because of the weakness of DES nowdays). IMHO.
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