RFC: passdb redesign

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Fri Nov 10 14:17:16 GMT 2000

Robert Dahlem wrote:
> >  o More flexibility. For example, you can use
> >    include parameters to validate clear text logons
> >    against /etc/passwd and encrypted logons against LDAP
> >    from the same server.
> Please don't forget the equivalent to "update encrypted" to allow
> smooth migration from one model to another.

Hmm....hadn't thought about this.  Think of the 
following scenario. 

  Plain text logons validated against /etc/passwd.
  Migrating to encrypted passwords in local TDB.
  Hmm....I need to think more.

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