Password age on LDAP Server with Linux and Samba authentication (SAMBA)

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Support Pack 1


The Task ist to provide a synchronized password aging policy on a SLES with LDAP Backend. This centralized database is supposed to provide Authentication for a pure linux User Login, example ssh, as well as Authentication with Samba.

Just setting the on the LDAP Server the default

applies only to the Linux User Authentication. Users loging in from a workstation with another operating system would not be asked for a password change after the selected time.


To synchronize password aging one has to set the parameters


in the LDAP default as well as


in the relevant Domain Settings of the LDAP Server to the same value.


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  • Document ID:3396078
  • Creation Date: 28-Mar-2008
  • Modified Date:04-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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