[Samba] samba4 provision password complexity error

Gerry Reno greno at verizon.net
Mon Mar 11 16:37:59 MDT 2013

On 03/11/2013 06:32 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Sun, 2013-03-10 at 22:21 -0400, Gerry Reno wrote:
>> I am trying to provision my samba 4 domain and even though I have deactivated password complexity using the samba-tool I
>> still receive this error during the provision:
>> ERROR(ldb): uncaught exception - 0000052D: Constraint violation - check_password_restrictions: the password does not
>> meet the complexity criteria!
>> Is this a known issue or do I need to do something else to get this working (not counting making the password more complex)?
> Just make the password more complex.  This is by design, because
> provision resets the password complexity settings (and all other
> settings).
> You may reset the settings and then reset the admin password with
> 'samba-tool user setpassword administrator' later if you really, really
> must so dramatically reduce the security of your network.
> Andrew Bartlett

Thanks Andrew.

I already did that.  My point about password complexity in general is that no two orgs define it by the same criteria. 
And that gets annoying after a while.

I set complexity off and set the password using our own complexity.   Plenty secure.


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