Hmmm.... then I'm puzzled why things are failing.
For a little more detail as to what's going on....
I was asked to install squirrelmail on a system so user's could read
their mail. I installed
the change_ldappasswd and everything appears working except for actually
The system connects to my 389-ds server and a successful anonymous bind
reads my password properly because if I enter it wrong, it will tell me
so. But when I try to
change the password, I get an error saying it couldn't retrieve my old
password from the LDAP
From an old post
) it claims
that this error means that the php script couldn't find the password
field in the search results.
I'm going off the assumption that because I don't see the userpassword
SSHA field when I do
a ldapsearch, this means it can't either, so it fails.
I'm hacking at the php script to put in print/echo statements to try to
pinpoint the problem, but
I'm thinking that it's doing a second bind to the LDAP server looking
for this field.
I was hoping to try to see if this was the case by making the field
available in a ldapsearch.
I'll turn my attention back to the php script since I'd rather not
compromise security on the
Thanks for the quick response. Did I mention I hate PHP?
On 2/22/16 4:05 PM, William Brown wrote:
On Mon, 2016-02-22 at 14:25 -0700, Janet Houser wrote:
> Hi Rob,
> I appreciate the comment, and that would be a concern, but user's don't
> have login access to the client system. The
> php script is written to allow a friendly remote interface for the
> nonlinux user to be able to change their password.
There shouldn't be the need to read the password field before you change it. You
should just need to bind, then issue the password change extended operation.
If *must* read the userPassword field, I strong advise that you do not make this
You should create a service account (simpleSecurityObject), and give only that dn
an aci with read access to the hash.
I still *strongly* advise against this, as you should not need to your
application to behave like this to change a password.