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Re: [Samba] Changing expired Samba AD password during Windows login

I went back and re-installed on a clean VM of Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 and built Samba 4.7.4 with default configuration and it works just fine to change expired passwords at login. I should have tested this default configuration a while back.

I was trying to use MIT Kerberos instead of Hemidal and had followed all the directions on this link:


In order to make all the builds work for MIT Kerberos and Samba 4.7.4 on Ubuntu Server 16.04.3, I had to install a lot of other related dependencies and customize install paths, etc. There must be something incorrect with my config that is causing the expired password problem.

As I understand it, using MIT Kerberos instead of Heimdal is the preferred way of implementing a Samba AD to ensure the widest level of compatibility with the overall Windows Server ecosphere? Yes?

On 01/29/2018 01:52 PM, Kacper Wirski via samba wrote:
I can only share my experience:

domain with only samba DC's (started from samba 4.4 updated to 4.7 in the meantime), windows clients (vista, 7, 8.1 and 10) no problem whatsoever, passwords are changed every X days, and users have no problem with the procedure (prompt "your password has expired" -> user enters new password -> "you password was changed" -> OK) and that's it.

Only samba-tool was used to enforce password policy, I didn't need to set anything in GPO in order to make it work.

Only thing that is coming to my mind is maybe an issue with kerberos? I know for a fact, that windows since august 2016 requires kerberos to change expired password. Other than this I'm sorry.

W dniu 29.01.2018 o 13:49, Ken McDonald via samba pisze:
Ok, so I tried all the suggestions without success.

Unless I hear back from someone saying it is NOT possible for a user to change an expired password during login from a Domain account on a Samba 4.7.4 AD domain (only 1 DC, and I also tried latest dev release), then I will proceed with more in-depth troubleshooting, log file debugging, and mock-up VM's in order to determine what is happening.

Effectively for me, Samba AD is unusable unless users can change an expired password during login like they can when running on a pure Windows Server AD domain.

Thanks for everyone (anyone?) and their assistance!

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