[Samba] Password History with Ldap

Michael Gasch gasch at eva.mpg.de
Fri Sep 23 06:42:51 GMT 2005

i have the same problem with "bad password count"
it won't count up, when i enter a invalid password.

i thought i understood something wrong with this parameter.


Ljunghammar, Darryl K wrote:
> I am trying to turn on password history using an ldap backend. I can see
> the sambaPasswordHistory entry set to all "0"s in Ldap. 
> I tried to turn on password history with pdbedit -P "password history"
> -C 3 and get back that it was set:
> [root]# pdbedit -P "password history" 
> account policy value for password history is 3
> However, when I try to reset a user password it doesn't store the
> history in sambaPasswordHistory. What am I missing here?
> I have tried to reset the password from the windows side and the unix
> side via smbpasswd. The password reset works but no history.
> Thanks,
> Darryl

Michael Gasch
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Department of Human Evolution (IT)
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