changing passowrd on LDAP backend?
ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Mon Nov 19 22:21:51 PST 2007
Running several FreeBSD 7.0-BETA2/3 boxes with OpenLDAP 2.3.39-backend
drove me into a problem:
No local user is capable of neither changing his password nor shell or
GECOS although this is allowed by users to do in LDAP ACLs.
Looking for a solution in mailing lists I found only one - patching
usr.bin/passwd/passwd.c. Doing so, users were capable of changing their
passwords on LDAP backedn. Without this "patch" (simply commenting out a
line and inserting a fprintf()-line for convenience) someone will get an
error message only local users may change their passwords.
So, what is wrong with passwd.c not to be capable of changing passwords
with an OpenLDAP backend by default?
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