[Samba] Setting "password must change" for more than one user

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Feb 17 07:23:08 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 05:02, Fabien Chevalier wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm using Samba 3 with ldapsam_compat and i have a bunch of users (~ 150).
> I'm trying to find a way to set 'password must change' attribute to a given value to all users of my domain, so
> that all be forced to reset their passwords at the same time.
> Is there an "easy" way to do that, better than editing ldap database "by hand" or writing a custom script?
> I looked at pdbedit, smbpasswd, smbldap-tools, and no...nothing seems to cope with it...

Administrators with large LDAP sites soon become very familiar with
Net::LDAP and perl scripting :-)

It's really not that hard... ;-)

(and yes, I know ldap can be a real pain - the benefit is that you *can*
do this kind of manipulation, directly on the backend)

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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