[Samba] Voluntary Windows password change

Sanjiv Bawa sbawa at tabmaster.com
Sun Feb 10 12:56:07 GMT 2002

Is it possible for Win2K and XP users to change their samba passwords at all
on the client side?


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From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
Behalf Of Andrew Bartlett
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 4:55 AM
To: sbawa at tabmaster.com
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Voluntary Windows password change

Sanjiv Bawa wrote:
> How does a user voluntarily change a password with Windows and Samba? Can
> this even be done.
> Someone mentioned that a password expiration has to be done at the PAM
> which is fine. But if I cause the expiration, how does the user get
> and then change the password?

Not very well at present - depending on how they connect.  Currently
only the NT/Win2k domain logons return meaningful errors to the
clients.  (They get this after they attempt a login at the Ctrl-Alt-Del

> I want to implement regular password expiration and also first use
> expiration.

If you can get PAM to spit out the errors then that should work -
otherwise look at what we have in HEAD, where this is *much* saner.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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