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(ITS#5579) Interaction of ppolicy attributes
Full_Name: Andrew Findlay
Submission from: (NULL) (126.96.36.199)
If an account becomes locked due to excessive failed authentications, its entry
will contain the attributes pwdFailureTime and pwdAccountLockedTime. If the
account is subsequently unlocked by setting a new password, all values of those
attributes are automatically removed. However, if the password is left alone and
the account is unlocked by removing pwdAccountLockedTime, values remain in
pwdFailureTime. This means that a single authentication failure will immediately
lock the account again.
pwdFailureTime cannot be modified directly, so I think there is a case for
clearing it when pwdAccountLockedTime is cleared explicitly.