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I am trying to find how to change some password policy settings in OpenLDAP (on a system-wide level, not on a per user level) such that all LDAP account users (i.e., existing and new users) have their passwords to expire after 90 days.

I know the main parameter that controls this is the maxPasswdAge parameter but I am not sure how to set this. I have tried different ldapmodify options but it fails:

ldapmodify -W -x -D "cn=Manager,dc=mydomain,dc=local" -f test.ldif 

dn: cn=pwdpolicyentry,cn=common,cn=products,cn=OracleContext,o=my_company,dc=com
changetype: modify
replace: pwdMaxAge
pwdMaxAge: 7776000

The error message was ..

modifying entry "cn=pwdpoilicyentry,cn=common,cn=products,cn=Oraclecontext,dc=mydomain,dc=com"
ldapmodify :no such object(32)

matched DN: dc=mydomain,dc=com 

My questions are

Are there any alternatives to doing this, for example: just change a setting manually somewhere in some configuration file and restart the LDAP server.

Are there any services that need to be bounced once this is done?

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It looks like you may be missing entries in the tree to the policy entry.

You will need to load the slapo-ppolicy overlay. The man page for the module specifies what you need to setup. I find the Ztrax documentation useful as well.

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Thanks for your help i will find out how to load that –  Dominiqs Dec 6 '11 at 9:24
Thanks for your help but i think i already have slapo-overlay, any other thoughts please –  Dominiqs Feb 21 '12 at 18:24

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