First up, I know this question's got the potential to be downvoted and closed, nonetheless I think I will go ahead and ask it all the same because our issue is genuine enough.
We have a mail server which runs OpenLDAP for authentication and Postfix+Cyrus. So far, it has been working fine. We have an idea to configure a second mail server, possibly as a failover. Keeping that in mind, we built a server whose configuration part has been completed - i.e in essence, it is an exact duplicate of the original server including the LDAP users.
While creating the LDAP users on the 2nd server, we'd created the user's using a default password. Now, the question is, for the time being, we want to extract the passwords for the users in the original mail server and apply it to the users in the new mail server (using
ldapmodify). The problem is doing and
ldapsearch for the
userPassword gives only the encrypted password.
How do we go about applying the old passwords for the users in the new server?