AD/AM Unsecured Passwords


Dave Bennett 06/04/2006

Have you ever needed to bulk load AD/AM with a bunch of LDIF users for testing or conversion purposes, but been frustrated by its inability to allow password changes over an unsecured port?

Well this is can be easily remedied using the dsmgmt tool that is installed with AD/AM. The tool is located in c:\WINDOWS\ADAM. Here is an example of making the change to an AD/AM instance:

Now entries can be added to the directory with clear text passwords. The setting can be just as easily reversed after the changes are made.

NOTE: making this change will not permit the COREid identity system to change passwords in AD/AM over an unsecured port. I am not sure why, but something in the application prevents it even though the AD/AM instance is configured to allow it.

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