I am new to this kind of stuff (HTTPS etc.) and pretty much confused on how to go ahead with this.
An LDAP server (ApacheDS) at the back-end stores the user details. To add new users, the user creation form can be provided as web service over HTTPS.
As per this mail chain, LDIF files should better have
userPassword as plain text so that the LDAP server takes care of hashing.
Is it possible to get the
userPassword as plain text, at the server-side, when the password is entered by an end user on client side with HTTPS being used ? Is it a good idea at all ?
Or should I leave it to the user to hash it in SSHA on client-side and give it to the server, which I would add in the LDIF file ?