[Samba] OpenLDAP and Samba - password expiration.
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,
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.
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