password policy on samba 3.0

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Oct 28 20:48:57 GMT 2003

On Tue, 2003-10-28 at 21:42, Aurélien Degrémont wrote:
> Hi,
> We're presently working on patches concerning "password policy".
> There is "where we are" :)
> In order to have these patches ready, some changes must be added to 
> And, to have these changes done, TDBSAM must be upgraded.
> I have made a patch for TDBSAM which was proposed a week ago. I'm 
> wainting for Samba Team's comments.

Any chance of doing the ldapsam part too?  We might be able to get in
everything except the TDB mods before the TDB format changes can be
properly reviewed.

> More over, if we want "password uniqueness", a new field must be added, 
> in order to store the former passwords.
> I started a discution concerning the fields that must be added (a week 
> ago too), and i'm also waiting for comments about it.

Any idea how microsoft stores them, or is it always an external plugin?

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at
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