S4 - Last password change

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Wed Jun 1 15:39:58 MDT 2011

On 02/06/2011 01:06, Brian C. Huffman wrote:
> On 06/01/2011 04:55 PM, Matthieu Patou wrote:
>> On 02/06/2011 00:42, Brian C. Huffman wrote:
>>> All,
>>> Is there a way with Samba4 to see when a user last changed their 
>>> password?
>> pwdLastSet, it's also valid in Windows server.
> Is that an LDAP field?  If not, how do I get to that variable?
it's an ldap field.
>> It's in micro second I think this it's since 1/1/1600. I use a perl 
>> script to format it so you have to remove 11644473600 to get the 
>> number of second (roughly because I think I don't count the number of 
>> leap seconds) since 1/1/1900.
>> Basically it's:
>> gmtime(pwdLastSet / 1000000 - 11644473600).
>>> I'm looking to migrate all of our users to S4 and thought the best 
>>> way was to email the users a temporary password with the URL to a 
>>> web-based password change form and monitor the date of the last 
>>> password change.
>> Don't get the interest ? can you develop ?
> Not sure what you mean.  Currently we have mostly linux desktops, some 
> mac users and some windows users.  We use dovecot / postfix as our 
> mail services (which don't have any password changing capabilities 
> like MS Exchange).  I'm going to be using Likewise Open for the linux 
> / mac users.  And I need to get all users onto S4 from local passwords 
> with minimal disruption.
but I don't understand why you need to modify the date of the last 
password change ?

> Thanks,
> Brian

Matthieu Patou
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