How to Encrypt a Password and Use the Encrypted Password in OID/OVD LDAP Command line Commands? How to Bind with the Hashed Password Value Instead of Clear Text? (Doc ID 2208594.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Directory - Version 10.1.4 to 11.1.1.1.0 [Release 10gR3 to 11g]
Oracle Internet Directory - Version 10.1.4 to 11.1.1 [Release 10gR3 to 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Concerned about using unencrypted, clear-text password with Oracle Internet Directory (OID) or Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) LDAP command line tools (ldapbind, ldapsearch) from a cron job in order to monitor connectivity to remote LDAP server(s).

Is it possible to encrypt the password and use encrypted password in ldap commands? Is it possible to bind with the hashed password?
 

Solution

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