Generating passwords for LDAP

When I generate LDIF entries for new LDAP users, I need to populate the userPassword field with a crypt password or an SHA1 or MD5 hash. Sun’s directory server comes with the getpwenc utility to assist with this:

$ getpwenc CRYPT password

In addition to generating crypt passwords, it can also create MD5 and SHA1 hashes.

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