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Status Not under consideration
Workspace DataPower Gateway
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 3, 2015
Merged idea
This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit DPGWY-I-62 Allow LDAP queries from XSLT to take password maps.

Add an extension function to return the literal password for a Password Map Alias Merged

With the advent of recent firmware (7.2 series) use of the literal password is deprecated in the GUI by IBM, and for GUI configurable entries this appears comprehensive.

However, with some integration work at USPS is has been required to execute dp:ldap-search(), which only accepts a literal password, or to manually build HTTP Basic Authentication credentials via XSLT programming.

Neither of these can take advantage of the Password Map ALias.

I would propose that an extension function be added which returns the Map Alias value by-name, which can then be used by custom programming in the various places necessary.

Attached is a copy of the Custom Credential Mapping stylesheet used in our RBM Settings, used to enforce role-based login via LDAP search and group membership check.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 81126
RFE Duplicate of 89532
RFE Product IBM DataPower Gateways
  • Guest
    Jun 24, 2021

    Duplicate of RFE# DPGWY-I-62

  • Guest
    Jan 23, 2019


  • Guest
    Mar 30, 2017

    I wouldn't even care if the password alias was retrievable. I'd just like the ability to use it within XSL. If I could specify the alias object instead of the actual password (ldap search being the obvious example), that would accomplish my needs.