S4 - Last password change

Brian C. Huffman bhuffman at etinternational.com
Thu Jun 2 05:59:23 MDT 2011

On 06/02/2011 07:20 AM, Matthieu Patou wrote:
> On 02/06/2011 14:52, Brian C. Huffman wrote:
>> On 06/01/2011 05:39 PM, Matthieu Patou wrote:
>>> On 02/06/2011 01:06, Brian C. Huffman wrote:
>>>> 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 ?
>> I'm not trying to modify it...just read it.  That way I know when all 
>> the users have changed from the temporary password that I gave them 
>> to a new password that only they know (by comparing the last change 
>> date / time). 
> Yeah sorry I don't know why I wrote modify I guess I wanted to write 
> monitor ... %-)
> Why not put a temporary password that must be changed on the next logon ?
Email will just break since it doesn't have any password changing 
function as far as I know (IMAP / Dovecot).  So if users are on 
vacation, I'd like to send them them their new password *before* I 
change the email server over to point to Samba 4.  Then they can 
manually change it via a web app that I'm setting up.  Once I can verify 
that all users have changed their passwords, then I can safely point the 
mail server to Samba 4 and they will know their passwords to check the 
email remotely.

Does that make sense?


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