Password Data blob when migrating User Directory data to a new store

Document ID : KB000016191
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

We are planning to migrate users from our current User Directory to a new one, and we are currently using this User Directory for Password Services. As part of the migration, the user password attributes (including disabled flag, password blob) will be migrated to the new store. Then, we will change the User Directory on the AdminUI settings to use the new one.

When we do this, could the password data attribute be lost? Could this cause any impact on losing the encrypted data from the password attributes?

Environment:
Policy Server R12.52 SP1LDAP User Directory
Answer:

As there are not going to be any other changes rather than the User Directory itself, and the user structure and content will be maintained, there will not be any problem, as the password blob is still stored (and moved) so the Policy Server it is the same one using the same session key to decrypt the password blob. So as long as the password data attribute containing the blob is maintained in the new User Directory, the Policy Server will be able to decrypt it when needed again.

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