[Samba] winbind and AD password updates

Guenther Deschner gd at samba.org
Mon May 15 14:05:40 GMT 2006

On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 03:36:27PM +0200, Pierre Ossman wrote:
> Guenther Deschner wrote:
> >
> >If you'd try a recent samba release for one of the SUSE products, the user
> >attemptimg to change a password would get delivered with the same amount
> >of information (explaining why the password change has failed) as you
> >would get on Windows XP.
> >
> >Look for the 3.0.22 or 3.0.23pre1 download links on:
> >http://en.opensuse.org/Samba
> >
> Thanks, that gave me some error messages. Unfortunately, they only make 
> me more confused. I get:
> Your password must be at least 4 characters; cannot repeat any of the 
> your previous 0 passwords. Please type a different password. Type a 
> password which meets these requirements in both text boxes.
> The password is 8 characters and I type new ones at random and still get 
> the same message. To make things more bizarre, I was able to change the 
> pass once (from a 8-char lower case to another 8-char lower case).

Sounds like a minimum password age that is in effect. There is a fix for
that in subversion but in any released samba version.

Günther Deschner                    GPG-ID: 8EE11688
Novell / SUSE Labs                        gd at suse.de
Samba Team                              gd at samba.org
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