What to do for SASL to ldap?

Gunnar Wrobel wrobel at pardus.de
Mon Apr 26 06:27:24 CEST 2010

Quoting Alexander Gran <alexg at moduleworks.com>:

> Hi,
> after screening crazy amounts of google results, I seem to understand that
> currently kolabs ldap can't do SASL.
> The reason is that SASL needs a clear text password from somewhere, but
> kolab just stores the SSHA password in the ldap tree. Therefore simple (non-
> sasl) authentication works, as slapd get the password, applies the salt,
> hashes and compares, but there is no way to get sasl with that working.
> In theory SASL PLAIN should work, but SASL gets confused by the stored SSHA
> hash.
> Is there any chance to get that working? Perhaps at least plain (via ssl,
> obvoiusyl)? I don't like the idea to strore clear text passwords.

As SASL is using LDAP for authentication on the Kolab server I have  
the feeling that having LDAP use SASL for authentication is difficult  
if not impossible.

I remember a discussion with a colleague about this topic and I think  
he knew how to solve that. I added him to cc but I don't know if he  
has the time to respond.



> regards
> Alex
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