LDAP Password Modify Extended Operation (was: ANN: python-ldap-2.0.3)
jens at dataflake.org
Thu Oct 7 07:41:51 CEST 2004
>> Question: Is the Password Modify Extended Operation a generally
>> supported LDAP operation or is it only on a few server
>> implementations (I know OpenLDAP has it)?
> You can find out by looking at attribute supportedExtension in the
> RootDSE. The OID 188.8.131.52.4.1.1466.20037 as attribute value indicates
> that the LDAP server supports Password Modify Extended Operation. Note
> that this attribute might be subject to access control.
> Currently the only LDAP server I know of which supports this is
>> I'm trying to gauge whether this should be the default under-the-hood
>> way of changing passwords from my own Zope-related products.
> Probably not.
Thanks Michael. Looks like for my code it's still more viable to
"hand-encode" passwords than to test for and utilize the extended
Jens Vagelpohl jens at zetwork.com
Software Engineer Zope - done medium rare
Zetwork GmbH http://www.zetwork.com/
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