How to secure bindpw entry in LDAP client system in /etc/ldap.conf

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  • How do I secure bindpw entry in LDAP client system ?
  • Can I use an encrypted password for bindpw directive in /etc/ldap.conf file ?
  • Issue trying to use SSHA encryption values in /etc/ldap.conf for bindpw element. SSHA encrypted values don't work, only clear text works.
  • To encrypt the binddn password (bindpw) in ldap configuration file /etc/ldap.conf
  • Can bindpw entry be hashed or encrypted ?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • nss_ldap

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