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How to set an Active Directory password through Directory Integrator

To set an Active Directory password with Directory integrator, you must check the “Auto Map AD Password” checkbox on the configuration tab. It took me many hours of research the proper encoding before I found out that this checkbox does it all for you. Ugh.

Also, you must be communicating through SSL (check the “Use SSL” option and change the port to 636).

Also, you must first create the account as disabled, without a password, and then update it to have a password and enable it.

When you set the userPassword attribute with the “Auto Map AD Password” checkbox checked, Directory Integrator automatically takes your password, surrounds it with double quotes, converts it to unicode, and sets the unicodePwd attribute instead. It also has to convert it to base64, but I believe that is part of the standard LDAP interface for all attributes.

May 20, 2005 5 Comments.


  1. Louis replied:

    What did you set up for your link criteria and output map?

    September 7th, 2005 at 2:35 pm. Permalink.

  2. Jeremy replied:

    Link Critiera: uid equals $uid (where the “uid” work attribute was set earlier in the assembly line)

    Output Map: userPassword -> the new password (in plain text)

    September 7th, 2005 at 2:45 pm. Permalink.

  3. Roberto replied:

    Maestro, una consulta, donde es que se cambia eso en windows para que active directory me permita seguir?

    February 20th, 2007 at 4:27 pm. Permalink.

  4. Jeremy replied:

    I’m sorry; I don’t know.

    February 20th, 2007 at 4:32 pm. Permalink.

  5. Roberto replied:

    I feel it, English nonhandling… tradusco by google. Podrias to indicate to me where I make that modification in Windows 2003… I have looked for it much and not yet I give with her. thanks and again pardon for the language

    February 21st, 2007 at 3:11 pm. Permalink.

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