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

Effect on Password Attribute Values

Password storage scheme plug-in functions act on userPassword attribute values. Directory Server registers password storage scheme plug-ins at startup. After startup, any registered, enabled password storage scheme plug-in can then be used to encode password values. The plug-ins can also be used to compare incoming passwords to the encoded values. Which plug-in Directory Server invokes depends on the password storage scheme that is used for the entry in question.