Lastly, does anyone have an interesting application that allows users to request
a new password via a Web interface and a subsequent Email ?
> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 16:53:21 -0700 > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Fedora-directory-users] Allow root to change user's passwords > > Orion Poplawski wrote: > > I'm used to being able to change user's passwords as root using the > > "passwd" command on my main server (this was with NIS and the master > > shadow file kept on the server). Now with FDS, I get: > > > > # passwd orion > > Changing password for user orion. > > Enter login(LDAP) password: > > > > and I must enter the password for the user "orion". This gets tricky > > when the user has forgotten their password. > > > > Is there a way to avoid this first check and allow root to force a > > change of the password? > I don't think so. "root" usually does not exist in LDAP, only in > /etc/passwd, so "root" is not really an LDAP user. I suppose you could > use ldappasswd and bind as "cn=directory manager" instead if you know > the user is an LDAP user.