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Re: Moving away from plain-text passwords in the server-side passwd file

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 09:09:02 -0700

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_mit.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 12:40 -0400, Mark Phippard wrote:
>> If the server does not know the plaintext password
>> for a user then you cannot use CRAM-MD5 or DIGEST-MD5 auth mechanisms.
> With DIGEST-MD5 it's possible for the server to know only an
> intermediate hash of the password. Unfortunately, I don't think Cyrus
> SASL supports that. (Not sure, though.)

Cyrus SASL does support DIGEST-MD5; I forget if it supports only
knowing the hash, though.


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