[Samba] PDBEDIT set password change

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Sep 9 22:02:22 GMT 2003

On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 01:23:10PM -0700, George Farris wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-09-09 at 11:58, John H Terpstra wrote:
> > On Tue, 9 Sep 2003, George Farris wrote:
> > 
> > > Is this operational yet in samba rc2?  I want to use it to force first
> > > time login password change.  I can't seem to figure out how to do this.
> > > Must one try and use PAM?
> > 
> > Yes it is operational in RC2. RC3 was released yesterday, so you might
> > consider using it.
> > 
> > Instead of using pdbedit for this, I'd strongly recommend that you
> > download the SrvTools.EXE from Microsoft's web site and use it to manage
> > user password change enforcement. It's much easier that way.
> > Instructions are in the Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf in the chapter "Account
> > Information Databases".
> > 
> But, but, but:-)  I don't run windows on my desktop I run Linux.  Using
> svrtools.exe is an option but not one I want.  Thank you for the reply. 
> BTW do you know how to use pdbedit to change this field?

Usual cop-out is to use the ldapsam backend, and to edit that manually.

Feel free to submit a patch to pdbedit however.  The magic value for 
'must change password now' is setting 'password must change time' to 0.

I agree, we should not need to run Windows admin samba :-)

Andrew Bartlett

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