Active Directory password attribute: User-Password
This is a write-only attribute which stores a user’s password in UTF-8 format. It can be updated only by the Domain Admin or Account Owner. The userPassword attribute is used only if the domain functional level is less than Windows Server 2003.
For more details about this attribute, refer to this Microsoft document.
Did you know that the default Active Directory password policy hasn’t changed much since it was introduced in the early 2000s? Passwords framed using AD password policies are easily exploitable by hackers, and if you are using it, you are putting your organization at great risk.
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