[Samba] Forcing Users to change passwords.

Todd O'Bryan toddobryan at mac.com
Wed Dec 10 23:57:48 GMT 2003

What's the latest research on this? I heard it's better to make users 
pick something secure and stick with it, because if you force people to 
change, they're likely to pick less secure passwords and do stupid 
things with them, like write them down or something. Changing every 3 
months doesn't seem terrible, but it's still a big pain.

Todd O'Bryan
On Dec 10, 2003, at 8:28 AM, Ross McInnes (Systems) wrote:

> Recently we were audited and as part of that they looked at our systems
> and policies etc and produced a report.
> As part of that report they mentioned about forcing users to change 
> thier
> passwords every 90 days or so.
> They also mentioned about disabling accounts after 3 login attempts.
> Im pretty sure both can be done on NT, but id rather stick with rh and
> samba thanks ever so much.
> Can samba does these things? even if its a tinkering kind of job?
> Many thanks
> Ross McInnes
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