Bug 1467777 - "pwdhash -D configdir" uses the DS default hashing algorithm
"pwdhash -D configdir" uses the DS default hashing algorithm
Status: ON_QA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: 389-ds-base (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
low Severity low
: rc
: 7.5
Assigned To: mreynolds
Viktor Ashirov
Marc Muehlfeld
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Reported: 2017-07-05 02:15 EDT by Marc Muehlfeld
Modified: 2017-11-20 06:57 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 389-ds-base-
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
The *pwdhash* utility can now retrieve the storage scheme from the configuration directory Previously, if you passed the path to the configuration directory to the *pwdhash*, the utility used the default storage scheme of Directory Server to encrypt the password. With this update, the *pwdhash* utility uses the storage scheme set in the "nsslapd-rootpwstoragescheme" attribute in the "cn=config" entry, if you run *pwdhash* as a user with read permissions on the `/etc/dirsrv/slapd-instance_name/dse.ldif` file. As a result, you no longer have to specify the storage scheme in the mentioned scenario, if it differs from the Directory Server's default.
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Description Marc Muehlfeld 2017-07-05 02:15:02 EDT
Description of problem:
The "pwdhash -D configdir" command uses the default hashing algorithm and neither the current value set in nsslapd-rootpwstoragescheme nor passwordStorageScheme.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
DS 10.1.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set nsslapd-rootpwstoragescheme to SSHA256
2. Set passwordStorageScheme to SSHA384
3. Run
   # pwdhash -D /etc/dirsrv/slapd-instance_name/ password

Actual results:
You get the hash based on the DS default setting (which is SSHA512 for DS 10.1.1) instead of the algorithms set in one of the two attributes.

Expected results / Feature request:
* If "-D configdir" is used, the command should return the hashed string using the algorithm set in nsslapd-rootpwstoragescheme. The tool is mostly used to generate the hash for the Directory Manager - so this should be default in this case.

* Additinally, a "-u" option should be added, which is only used in combination with "-D configdir", and generates the hash using the algorithm set in passwordStorageScheme.
Comment 2 wibrown@redhat.com 2017-07-05 02:33:29 EDT
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