[nflug] Samba Password Expiry

Darin Perusich Darin.Perusich at cognigencorp.com
Mon Oct 20 12:38:35 EDT 2008

How are the account entries in LDAP defined, are you setting the
shadowAccount attributes? Send in the output from one of your user
entries from LDAP, see the following command.

ldapsearch -x -LLL -h ldap.server.com uid=user_who_expired |grep -i shadow

Robert Wolfe wrote:
> Good morning all!
> Well, it looks like the password expiry issue has popped up in our Samba
> file server.
> Users are now no longer able to log into our samba file server unless I
> change their password.  I am looking through the smb.conf file for Samba
> and see no where that I can change this setting.  I have googled until I
> am blue in the face and still have not found a decent answer, so I am
> turning once again to the group for help :)  (I know, you guys are
> probably getting tired of hearing my whining <G>).
> Once again, our Samba setup is an LDAP-based one, if that is of any help.

Darin Perusich
Unix Systems Administrator
Cognigen Corporation
395 Youngs Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-633-3463
Email: darinper at cognigencorp.com

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