Windows password expiration
baitnet at bdcsa.org
Wed Nov 15 11:39:29 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."
Correct me if I am wrong but doesnt the unix system already
have a password expiration mechanism built into its core ????
Can't you pull the neccessary info from there rather than
adding more fields into smbpassword file or smb.conf
I persoanlly feel that password expiration is a very
important and critical aspect of good password security.
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