AW: [Samba] Expiry of passwords with PDC and LDAP

Adam Williams adam at
Fri Mar 12 11:46:28 GMT 2004

> > > where can I change the password-age?
> > pdbedit -P "maximum password age" -C xxxx
> That's running!
> 1.
> Is this solution documented?

Yes, it is in the Samba HOWTO Collection PDF, and -

> Theres nothing to find in "man pdbedit" or "pdbedit --help"

Yes, there is; under account policy.

> Why can I change this Value in LDAP (LAM)? Which values in LAM dont't work
> too?

You can change the last changed attributes.

> 2.
> Where can I get the functionality, that users can use a passwords only one
> time?

Set "password history".  These are stored in TDBs on the the PDC, and
not in your SAM

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