Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Installation Guide

Using the Password Filter DLL to Obtain Clear-Text Passwords

Windows NT Connectors must obtain clear-text passwords to propagate password updates to the Sun Java System Directory Server. However, you cannot extract clear-text passwords from a Windows directory. By the time passwords are stored in the directories, they have already been encrypted.

Windows NT provides a Password Filter DLL interface, which allows components to capture clear-text passwords before they are stored in a directory permanently.