Some detailed information on Active Directory and Passwords
Microsoft Active Directory uses the UnicodePwd instead of the more common userPassword unless you have Enable UserPassword in Microsoft Active Directory.
Some details on Setting and Changing Microsoft Active Directory Passwords
Password filters provide a way for you to implement password policy and change notification. Passfilt.dll
is Microsoft's implementation of a password filter.
A default password filter ships with Windows Default Password Policy
Some Active Directory and Passwords Examples#
" is a Window Password Filter DLL that sends any Windows password changes to a script/program, stored in the registry by a configuration utility. The DLL is effectively a generic windows password filter.
The Active Directory SHA-1 hex password filter|http://code.google.com/p/sha1hexfltr/] is a password filter stores that password in SHA-1 hash in an attribute in Microsoft Active Directory. (Link no longer available)
We describe the DirXML Password Flow From Active Directory to eDirectory
along with some troubleshooting tips.
A different Approach#
SUN/Oracle came up with a different method to allow password synchronization with Active Directions that they call, On-Demand Password Synchronization
How to Enable UserPassword in Microsoft Active Directory
instead of UnicodePwd
How passwords are used in Windows
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