s4: Let the "setpassword" script finally use the "samdb_set_password" routine

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Sep 8 19:38:59 MDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-09-07 at 15:05 -0500, Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer wrote:

> commit fdd62e9699b181a140292689fcd88a559bc26211
> Author: Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer <mwallnoefer at yahoo.de>
> Date:   Wed Aug 19 12:37:11 2009 +0200
>     s4: Let the "setpassword" script finally use the "samdb_set_password" routine
>     The "setpassword" script should use the "samdb_set_password" call to change
>     the NT user password. Windows Server tests show that "userPassword" is not the
>     right place to save the NT password and does not inherit the password complexity.

What version of Windows did you test with here?

What is the behaviour you saw?

In any case, I'm willing to deviate from Windows here, to have
userPassword set the user's AD password.  We also use it in the
provision scripts, and it will make unix interop much easier. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.
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