Windows password expiration

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Tue Nov 14 14:55:37 GMT 2000

> Derek wrote:
> I dont know if this has been posted here before, but 
> here goes, Is password expiration planned for a near 
> future release of samba? or is it already implemented in 
> a current version?

I was thinking about this yesterday actually.  I know how 
to do this in the code.  Is really easier to be honest.  
The rewritten passdb API can support it.  Would need either
a a full SAM style account backend (smbpasswd does not 
have enough fields) or another smb.conf parameter like

	max password age = <number of minutes>

However, no production releases of Samba support 
this currently.  I guess what I am is saying is, 
"No, we don't do that now but can shortly."

Cheers, jerry

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