authentication problem

Michael Ströder michael at
Tue May 17 19:51:30 CEST 2005

Fabio Marcone wrote:
> I've to authenticate users using python and ldap. I have this problem: 
> password in ldap and password calculate using slappasswd are different 
> (password in ldap was calculated using slappasswd too).

You shouldn't validate a password via LDAP by a CompareRequest. Use an
appropriate BindRequest instead.

See for a short example using a
simple bind request.

Whether to protect against a clear text password being transmitted (by
LDAP or StartTLS ext.op. or SASL bind) depends on your security
requirements and the capabilities of your LDAP server.

See Demo/ for how to use StartTLS ext. op.

See Demo/ for SASL bind requests.

Ciao, Michael.

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