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Re: Problem changing passwords after import

Rick Tautin wrote:
> I guess I am not sure what you mean my portable,

I mean: crypt(3) is implementation dependent, so different
implementations (e.g. the one in libc and the one in openssl's
libcrypto) do not interoperate.

> I was able to import
> all the users into ldap and they can successfully authenticate with
> those usernames and passwords. 

You mean ldapwhoami works for those users __before__ you force the
password change using the manager identity?  If ldapwhoami does, then
ldappasswd must work as well.

> Why then would just the manager
> account be able to change the password.  Is there away around this if
> they were all crypted with crypt(3)?

No straightforward manner.  You'll need to crack those passwords
(usually trivial with crypt(3)).


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