[Samba] Passwords expiring
abartlet at samba.org
Mon Nov 7 22:23:48 GMT 2005
On Mon, 2005-11-07 at 14:48 -0600, Scott Mayo wrote:
> I have a Samba 3 server setup using LDAP for the backend. I keep
> getting a message that the passwords will expire. This happened about a
> month ago and I did not worry about it, because my XP machines kept
> telling me this last year, but they never expired. I figured it was
> something to do with XP and not my Samba server. This year though, with
> my new server, they did expire and I had to reset them all. I thought I
> went through and had it set where they would not expire. Maybe I did
> and they will not, just like last year, but if they do, what do I need
> to do so they do not expire?
> Here is what I did when I reset them. I used the smbldap-usermod
> program to change the expire time to a long, long time away.
> smbldap-usermod -e "2999-01-01 01:01:01" -A 0 username
> Shouldn't that tell it to make the passwords to expire on January 1, 2999?
Firstly, I would not set it to any date past 2037. 10 years should be
long enough for a password, and not catch problems with time_t overflow.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College http://hawkerc.net
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