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Active Directory Domain Administrator Password

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:05 am
by nopick
When joining a QNAP TS-879 Pro to Windows AD, how is the required domain administrator password stored? Encrypted or plain text?

Running firmware 3.8.1 Build1205.

Re: Active Directory Domain Administrator Password

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:09 am
by doktornotor
In the best QNAP tradition, it is of course in plaintext in world-readable file.

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-rw-r--r--    1 admin    administ     7556 Dec 12 09:40 /mnt/HDA_ROOT/.config/uLinux.conf

Re: Active Directory Domain Administrator Password

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:48 pm
by nopick
That is fantastic! That might just disallow me from adding this to the corporate AD.
Thanks for the reply.

Re: Active Directory Domain Administrator Password

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:01 pm
by doktornotor
As a bonus, I frankly cannot see what it is useful for there. After joining the domain, edit the above file and delete the credentials from the [Samba] section and see if things still work.

Re: Active Directory Domain Administrator Password

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:33 am
by envygeomatics
doktornotor wrote:In the best QNAP tradition, it is of course in plaintext in world-readable file.

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-rw-r--r--    1 admin    administ     7556 Dec 12 09:40 /mnt/HDA_ROOT/.config/uLinux.conf


WTF?!!?? Boy am I ever glad I stumbled over this thread. I've cleared it for now, we'll see what happens. Are previous versions of the .conf files automatically versioned for backed up somewhere? e.g. where else do I need to go hunt and destroy?