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Re: [Fedora-directory-users] Migrating RHEL users to Directory Server

On Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 01:51:30PM +1100, Joel Heenan wrote:
> Fedora Directory Users,
> I have a bunch of users currently using local RHEL 4 local unix user
> accounts for their usernames and passwords and I would like to migrate
> them to Directory Server. My question concerns the MD5 sum password.
> I tried adding a user joeltest with password joeltest and I got hash:
> JqBiQXU4$gnJeKmNzXy.kaXUaBIygs0
> from RHEL but I got hash:

This value is the base64 encoded value of the md5 digest of the password,
and is the same as the md5 digest of "joeltest":
$ echo -n "joeltest" | openssl dgst -md5 -binary | openssl base64


> >From Directory Server when I set the same password.
> I'm guessing this is to do with further encodings placed on the password
> hash. Hoping someone has done this before and can point me in the right
> direction?
> Thanks
> Joel

Jonathan Barber
High Performance Computing Analyst
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