[Samba] Set password expiration date
Marco De Vitis
starless at spin.it
Fri Aug 27 07:29:27 MDT 2010
I'm using Samba 3.2.5 on Debian Lenny, and I need to set the password
for a certain user to expire on a specific date (not "now", it's a date
in the future).
When I was on Debian Etch I could use this:
pdbedit -r -u user --time-format=%d-%m-%Y --pwd-must-change-time=<date>
But it seems this option for pdbedit is not available anymore in the
Samba version included in Lenny.
I've read elsewhere about using this as a replacement:
net sam set pwdmustchangenow <user> yes
...but this sets the expiration date to NOW, which is not what I want.
How can I achieve what I need?
Using a cron job for planning a "net sam" command would give a different
result, because the user would not be warned in advance about her
password going to expire.
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