Passwords in LDAP

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The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) provides a number of password-based mechanisms for authenticating directory users to the directory service. This document discusses the use of passwords in directory user authentication. The document specifies schema for representing a basic password policy and directory service enforcement of password policy.


Kurt Zeilenga (

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