[Samba] Password policy for user-managed passwords

Philippe LeCavalier support at plecavalier.com
Mon Nov 1 14:30:43 UTC 2021

On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 10:10 AM mj via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Perhaps your issue is described here:
> > There are two possible ways to modify the unicodePwd attribute. The
> > first is similar to a normal user change password operation. In this
> > case, the modify request must contain both a delete and an add
> > operation. The delete operation must contain the current password
> > with quotes around it. The add operation must contain the desired new
> > password with quotes around it.
> >
> > The second way to modify this attribute is analogous to an
> > administrator resetting a password for a user. In order to do this,
> > the client must bind as a user with sufficient permissions to modify
> > another user's password. This modify request should contain a single
> > replace operation with the new desired password surrounded by quotes.
> > If the client has sufficient permissions, this password becomes the
> > new password, regardless of what the old password was.
> Read more here:
> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows/win32/change-windows-active-directory-user-password
> MJ
If that were to be the case a newly created account would experience the
same issue but it doesn't. New users can CTRL+ALT+DEL and change their
passwords. I wonder if it might have to do with the particular user having
the setexpiry to 0? I'll try setting it to 90 and see if she can change it.

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