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Re: Tips when implementing password policies

Okay, it says:
"If pwdChangedTime does not exist, the user's password will not expire."

How have you guys dealt with this?  I suspect that just asking people to please change their passwords so we can make sure they expire will result in a low turn-out rate. :p

I also don't want people to just end-up locked out either, if at all possible.


- chris

Chris Jacobs, Jr. Unix System Administrator
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----- Original Message -----
From: Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com>
To: Chris Jacobs
Cc: 'tgates81@gmail.com' <tgates81@gmail.com>; 'openldap-technical@openldap.org' <openldap-technical@openldap.org>
Sent: Tue Mar 23 19:27:53 2010
Subject: Re: Tips when implementing password policies

Chris Jacobs wrote:
> I've a few accounts that I was testing with - after I set the password
/after/ ppolicy was in place, things work as expected. Password history, #
grace auths, etc.
> However, for those accounts existing before the ppolicy was in place, no
enforcement - there's no password change date set, nor any other policy items
added - other than the pwdpolicysubentry.

Please read the slapo-ppolicy(5) manpage. In particular, read the description
of the pwdChangedTime attribute.

> One note: early on in the old ldap installations use, inetorgperson wasn't
> a
class on accounts. Is that necessary for pwdpolicy? Would that make everything
else work for the legacy accounts?
> I'll send an example LDIF of a test account and a legacy account later.
> - chris

   -- Howard Chu
   CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
   Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
   Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/

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