S4 - Last password change

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Thu Jun 2 06:02:26 MDT 2011

On 02/06/2011 15:59, Brian C. Huffman wrote:
> 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?
Yeah kindof, and why not import your current password database in Samba4 ?


Matthieu Patou
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