Active Directory password attribute: ms-DS-User-Encrypted-Text-Password-Allowed
This attribute indicates whether the Active Directory password for a user account will be stored in the reversible encryption format. Certain applications may use protocols that require a domain user’s password for working. When this attribute is set to true for a user, it means the password of that user can be decrypted. Hence, this setting should never be enabled for a user account unless the application requirement overrides the need to protect the password and user account.
For more details about this attribute, refer to this Microsoft document.
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