[Samba] Forcing Password Changes

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Nov 17 20:05:40 GMT 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-17 at 13:46 -0600, Michael Barnes wrote:
> Actually two issues on this subject.  Migrating to a new system. First, 
> I want to set all accounts so when the user logs in the first time, he 
> is asked to set a new password.
> Second, I need to have passwords expire and require a change every 3 months.
> As I understand it, First, I need to set "Password must change: " to 
> '0'.  For the second one, I need to set the maximum password age.
> I am using the tdbsam password backend.  The command I found to reset 
> the password was "pdbedit --pwd-must-change-time=0 -u <user>".  When I 
> run this, I get a response of "<user>:507:<Real Name>".  However, after 
> looking at it with "pdbedit -L -v <user>"  Nothing changes.
> I also cannot find anywhere to change the password maximum age.
> Ideas appreciated.
samba version?  As I recall, this wasn't implemented immediately in
Samba 3.0.0 but somewhere down the road.


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