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

Invocation for Bind Requests

Bind requests imply that Directory Server compares an input password value to a stored password value. As for add and modify requests, Directory Server determines the storage scheme for the password value. Next, the server invokes the plug-in compare function for the appropriate scheme. The compare scheme returns an int that communicates to Directory Server whether the two passwords match as described in Comparing a Password.