Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Developer's Guide

Types of Password Storage Scheme Plug-Ins

Two types of password storage scheme plug-ins work with Directory Server, pwdstoragescheme and reverpwdstoragescheme. The pwdstoragescheme type is one-way. After the server encodes and stores a password, the password is not decoded. The pwdstoragescheme type therefore includes plug-in functions only for encoding passwords to be stored and for comparing incoming passwords with encoded, stored passwords. The reverpwdstoragescheme type is reversible, in that the plug-in allows Directory Server to encode and decode values. The reversible type therefore includes encode, compare, and decode plug-in functions.

Note –

This chapter covers the one-way type pwdstoragescheme plug-ins.

The reversible type is for internal use only.