Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Deployment Planning Guide

Plain Text and Encrypted Password Login

User IDs and passwords are stored in your LDAP directory. Password security criteria, such as minimum length, are determined by directory policy requirements. Password security criteria is not part of Messaging Server administration. See the Directory Server documentation to understand directory server password policies:

An administrator can set a messaging configuration parameter to determine if plain passwords are allowed or if passwords must be encrypted. For more information, see the (where xxx is http, pop, or imap) parameter in the Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Reference. The RestrictPlainPasswords option provides the equivalent function for the MMP

Both plain text and encrypted password login can be used with POP, IMAP, and Messenger Express user access protocols.