[Samba] small problem: password expiration

Yannick Tousignant ytousignant at oka-info.com
Fri May 24 10:16:02 GMT 2002

Your first question is prettty easy, i think you just missread the
howto. to disable this anoying message, you have to set
"pwdMustChange" to 2147483647.

For your second question, i know that ldap groups are not reconize
as valid Windows groups. So i guest you'll have to put each users
in the local Power User group... If someone know a better way,
please reply.

Have a good day playing with samba =)

Yannick Tousignant

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> From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
> Behalf Of IOhannes m zmoelnig
> Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 1:04 PM
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> Subject: [Samba] small problem: password expiration
> hi !
> sorry for posting this question, i think it is an easy one, but i cannot 
> get the answer myself.
> i am using samba-2.2.3a  + ldap running on a debian system with 
> w2k-clients.
> now the problem is: everytime i log into my w2k-client, i get something 
> like "your password expires today! would you like to change it ??"
> well, i do not really want to change my password everytime i log in, and 
> though i can safely ignore the warning, it is annoying.
> how do i turn this feature off ?
> i modified my account-flags to be [UX     ] (according to the 
> Samba-LDAP-Howto, this should disable password-expiration), i played 
> around with the "passwordLastSet"-option and i set "pwdMustChange" to 0 
> (which is mentioned in the ldap/samba-howto too)
> all with no effect at all.
> another question:
> how do i make my domain-users to become "Hauptbenutzer" (oh, this is 
> german, i do think the proper translation is "power users")
> i guess it might be something as simple as changing the primaryGroupId 
> to something meaningful -- but what ? (i tried "Hauptbenutzer" and 
> "power user(s)", i even tried some decimal ID's although i really have 
> no idea what would be correct)
> do i have to make an arbitrary group (like "staff") and add this group 
> (fully qualified) to the "power user"-group on each of my w2k-clients ?
> if so, how do i make such group ??
> any help appreciated
> mfg.csda.er
> IOhannes
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