[Samba] Password policy for user-managed passwords

Philippe LeCavalier support at plecavalier.com
Sat Jul 17 15:16:29 UTC 2021

Anyone else?

On Thu, Jul 15, 2021, 04:28 Philippe LeCavalier <support at plecavalier.com>

> On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 10:09 PM Jonathon Reinhart <
> jonathon.reinhart at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 12:09 PM Philippe LeCavalier via samba
>> <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I'm moving away from managing passwords for my clients.
>> Better late than never. A sysadmin should never be responsible for
>> setting passwords for users.
> That's an opinion.
>> If your clients are logging into domain-joined Windows workstations,
>> then you have nothing to worry about. Windows will force the user to
>> change their password before/when it expires. The same goes for most
>> configurations of Linux workstations joined to the domain, also.
>> If your client workstations are not domain-joined, you should really
>> consider doing that.
>> If you have an Active Directory domain, but your users aren't using
>> interactive login, then what are you using the domain for? Just Samba
>> share auth?
> They are domain-joined and interactive login is there but the expiration
> isn't set or is set to 0, that's all. So as my initial question: do I
> simply set the expiration to the desired cycle, say 60 days? And if I don't
> want to wait 60 days for the first reset, what's the best approach? Thanks,
> Phil

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