[Samba] OpenLDAP and Samba - password expiration.

Scott Mayo sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us
Mon Jan 2 14:18:00 GMT 2006

Julian Pilfold-Bagwell wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a Samba PDC with an LDAP backend.  Yesterday, I tried to add a new 
> machine to the network and received the following message:
> The following error occurred attempting to join the domain:
> The password of this user has expired
> Not a problem I thought, and then ran 
> smbldap-usermod -e "2010-12-30 00:00:00" root
> to extend the password date.  If I now try to connect a machine with the root 
> account I receive an error "user doesn't exist".  If I go to a machine that's 
> already connected to the network and log in as root it lets me in and I can 
> see root's home directory and access the shares.
> I have the ldif file backed up so I can restore myself back to the initial 
> state whenever I like. Any suggetions would be  gratefully received regarding 
> how I can get around this one.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jools

Well...I have found that you must reset the password before you do the 
previous command.  Of course I have not got the previous command to 
actually work.  My passwords are still expiring every 30 days and I have 
to reset them all again.

I am reading back through the archives to see if I can actually find an 
answer to stop the passwords from expiring.  If anyone knows this right 
off hand, I would like to know what it is.

Scott Mayo
Technology Coordinator
Bloomfield Schools

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