S4 - Last password change

Brian C. Huffman bhuffman at etinternational.com
Thu Jun 2 06:06:37 MDT 2011

On 06/02/2011 08:02 AM, Matthieu Patou wrote:
> 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 ?
I'm coming from all unix-based passwords.  My understanding is that 
without knowing the passwords, I can not import the md5 hash-based 
passwords into S4.


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