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iFolder and Passwords

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Posted: 6 May 2002

Here are a few little nuggets about iFolder passwords to tuck into your backpocket for troubleshooting purposes.

  • iFolder uses the user's eDirectory password. There is no extension to the schema for a separate password store. eDirectory passwords are not case sensitive. They are stored as public/private keys and resolve to all caps.
  • iFolder does not have the logic to detect if an eDirectory password has expired, so you may have to do a little sleuthing if someone is trying to get in with an expired eDirectory password.
  • iFolder, used by itself, stores the pass phrase as part of the metadata in the user's iFolder directory on the server. If you use NetStorage to access your iFolder account, your iFolder pass phrase is stored as an encrypted extension to the eDirectory ID. Unlike the password, it is case sensitive.

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