Password expires after a password reset by Admin

  • 3135923
  • 09-Feb-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment


Novell eDirectory 8.7.3.8 for All Platforms
Novell Modular Authentication Service (NMAS) version 2.3.4

Situation

Password expires after the password reset by Admin or helpdesk.
Password is shown up as expired regardless of the stipulated time set in Universal Password Policy.

Resolution

This is working as designed.

A security enhancement was added to NMAS 2.3.4 regarding Universal Passwords changed by an administrator. It works basically the same way as the feature previously provided for NDS Password. If an administrator changes a user's password, such as when creating a new user or in response to a help desk call, for security the password is automatically expired if you have enabled the setting to expire passwords in the password policy. The setting, named"Number of days before password expires (0-365)", is in Advanced Password Rules. For this particular feature, the number of days is not important, but the setting must be enabled.

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