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Password Policy setting

I read the entry in Chapter 6


regarding setting the Password Policy Control.


I have installed OpenLDAP through Cygwin. OpenLDAP is version 2.3.43


I created my db and included the Password Policy control schema, but I am getting the following error when I try to load my default and user policies:



$ ldapadd -H ldap://localhost:666 -x -D "cn=Manager,dc=zes_example,dc=com" -w secret  -f /etc/openldap/data/ppolicy.ldif

adding new entry "ou=pwdpolicies,dc=zes_example,dc=com"


adding new entry "cn=default,ou=pwdpolicies,dc=zes_example,dc=com"

ldapadd: Object class violation (65)

        additional info: no structural object class provided


Any idea? Do I need to add the password policy (ldif file) before I give the directive in slapd.conf?



The policy.ldif:


dn: ou=pwdpolicies,dc=zes_example,dc=com

ou: pwdpolicies

description: All password Policies

objectclass: organizationalunit


# Default Password Policy

dn: cn=default,ou=pwdpolicies,dc=zes_example,dc=com

objectClass: pwdPolicy

cn: default

# User can change his/her password

pwdAllowUserChange: TRUE

# Return warning to bind attempt (seconds) -- 3 days

pwdExpireWarning: 259200

# Interval in seconds to reset failure pwd count

pwdFailureCountInterval: 100

# Do not allow to bind on expired passwords

pwdGraceAuthNLimit:  0

# Reject any password changes in this list

pwdInHistory: 3

# Lock out account when user tries more than x attempts using invalid password

pwdLockout: TRUE

# Do not allow the system to unlock the account

pwdLockoutDuration: 0

# Consecutinve # of failure attempts

pwdMaxFailure: 5

# How long the password lasts before user has to change it (seconds)  -- 90 days

pwdMaxAge: 77760000

# Password length

pwdMinLength: 6



The commands in my slapd.conf are:


include                  /etc/openldap/schema/ppolicy.schema

… (not usre if I need the next line)

loadmodule ppolicy.la


# invokes password policies for this DIT only

overlay ppolicy

# Default ppolicy

ppolicy_default "cn=default,ou=pwdpolicies,dc=zes_example,dc=com"

# Some ppolicy directives






Gisella Saavedra
Sr. Software Engineer


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