[Samba] Samba, ldap, password complexity, cracklib - questions

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Thu Feb 2 08:08:55 MST 2012

On Thu, 2012-02-02 at 15:00 +0100, Götz Reinicke wrote:
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> Hallo,
> we run a Redhat samba 3.5.4 PDC with openldap 2.4 as
> user/passwordbackend. The ldap also contains the posix information for
> the users to login to some web/mail/etc. servers.
> I'm faced with the task to implement a 'both worlds' compatible paswword
> sync process regarding complexity etc.
> For the posix account password we use a webfrontend, configure to use
> pam/cracklib checks which works fine. E.g. 'hello' is NOT allowed as
> password :-)
> Checking the password change from a windows 7 / XP notebook reveals,
> that there is not such a complexity check used. E.g. 'hello' IS allowed
> as a users password. :-(
> Password syncing (posix <-> windows) works. That means changing from the
> web or windows changes both ldap entries.
> My question: can someone point me to some docs or can someone explain
> how I can use (the same/a) camplexity check when changing passwords from
> windows?

check password script = /usr/local/sbin/crackcheck -c -s

Not sure where I got crackcheck from;  it is a compiled binary.

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Adam Tauno Williams

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