[K12OSN] SMBLDAP - Requiring and facilitating password

Carl Keil carl at snarlnet.com
Thu Nov 20 19:45:13 UTC 2008


Thank you for your reply. 

I think I'd be OK with just telling people they needed to do it.  If 
someone cracks their account and messes around it'll be a learning 
experience for them.

I'm not clear on how ordinary users change their password in the SMBLDAP 
scheme though.   Does "passwd" work?  Is there a GUI?  These people are 
on clients, not the server.  And I want it to change the password in the 
LDAP database.



> Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 07:53:14 -0500 From: Rob Owens 
> <rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com> Subject: Re: SMBLDAP - Requiring and 
> facilitating password change at first logon To: "Support list for open 
> source software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> Message-ID: 
> <49255DBA.8040308 at biochemfluidics.com> Content-Type: text/plain; 
> charset="iso-8859-1" I don't know how to force that. But you could 
> *tell* them to do it, and then run a script the next day that attempts 
> to log in each student using the password that you assigned. If it's 
> successful, it can then change/disable the password, or email you, or 
> put their name on a list, or something. That way you'll know who 
> didn't follow instructions. -Rob Carl Keil wrote:
>> > Hey,
>> > 
>> > I've gotten a SMBLDAP server going on Centos.  I think it works really
>> > well through all the testing I've done.  I'm about to convert people
>> > over to using it.  What's the best way for making the kids change the PW
>> > at first login (I didn't assign very good passwords when I set up the
>> > accounts and now I'm worrying about it.)  Is there a GUI way to do this?
>> > 
>> > Is there a way in LDAP to keep a person in the DB but not let them log
>> > into workstations?  Like to toggle some sort of "active" field in the db?
>> > 
>> > Oh, BTW all the workstations are Ubuntu 8.04, I'm hoping that simplifies
>> > things.
>> > 
>> > Thanks,
>> > 
>> > ck

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