After doing some wiresharking on a test server, I found that when the user entered his
username/password, the server wasn't even doing an LDAP lookup.
On further analysis, we found he had a "£" in his password.
I set Apache to also use local-file authentication (ahead of LDAP-lookup), and even that
fails when a "£" is in the password there, using local passwords. I've
tested other non-alphanumeric characters and all else are ok. Even "#" is ok.
It just seems to be a problem when "£" is used in the password, Apache fails.
Very strange (Apache 2.2).
But thanks for your reply.
[mailto:openldap-technical-bounces+adrian.marsh=ubiquisys.com@OpenLDAP.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: 14 November 2008 16:19
Subject: Re: Debugging a user authentication
"Adrian Marsh" <Adrian.Marsh(a)ubiquisys.com> writes:
Using Apache 2.2, how do I debug the LDAP lookups being made to a 2003
Domain Controller. Ive one user whos failing to authenticate, but all
my other users do and Im trying to see who. He authenticates ok, same
password via other mechanisms to the DC, but just not via the Apache
Just dump the tranmitted packages by means of tcpdump or
wireshark. Get a hex to ascii table and transpose the hex values to
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