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Re: [Samba] remote password change, if password is expired




Hi Peer-Joachim,

we have a couple of users which "forget" to change the passwords even if
they get an reminder.
Normally we tell them to use a windows machine, where you can change
your password if it's expired.

But how can a remote user change his password if it's expired ?

Is there any secure solution for this  ?

"Normally we tell them to use a windows machine" -> so I'll assume you are on a Linux machine. I think you'll have to do your expired password update through an LDAP query. You can get some inspiration from this page [1] or from the bugzilla entry [2] of the recent security issue. In any case you'll need to have SSL, and I guess a valid (from your desktop point of view) certificate on your DC, to use this type of LDAP query.

Cheers,

Denis

[1] https://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~smp/resources/ad-passwds/
[2] https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13272#c1


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