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Fine Grained Password Policy Not Taking Effect - have to wait for next password change?

I have set a Fine Grained Password Policy with maximum password age of 180 days along with other settings that are similar to existing password policies. I set the precedence number to a lower number ...
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Password history in Active Directory

We are considering enabling "Enforce password history" on our Active Directory, the password is now maintained by another IAM system, but we are looking into changing it to AD/AAD. Users has ...
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If user passwords are set to automatically expire within a Windows domain, does this have an impact on the force password change checkbox within ADUC?

Assume the following: A Windows domain has a policy set to ensure that users must reset their passwords every 90 days A user account (let's refer to it as "UserA") last changed their ...
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Windows On-Prem Active Directory - Moving from GPO based Password Policies to Fine Grained Access

It has become a requirement for us to have more than one password policy on the same domain. I have been doing some research and it looks like the way to achieve this is through Fine Grained Password ...
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Password expiration on windows 2008 DC - User not prompted to change pw on Windows2019 RDS

We are upgrading/replacing old Windows 2008 servers. We have not been able to upgrade the 2008R2 DC yet, but the 2008R2 RDS server are replaced by 2019RDS server. When password expired on an user ...
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Openldap re-hashes already hashed password

I have an openldap with ppolicy on SSHA-512. When clear text password is sent from client, the password will be stored as SSHA-512, fine. My problem appears, once already hashed password is send e.g ...
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GPO Password Policy Only Partially Applied

We are trying to modify our existing password policy that is being applied via GPO. For some reason it is not applying any of the settings in the password policy section (Comp Config > Policies > ...
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how to set pwdMaxAge for a single user in OpenLdap

If I do this, it is applicable to all users. ldapadd -v -H "ldaps://hostName/" -x -W -D cn=admin,dc=mydomain,dc=com -f pwdMaxAge.ldif dn: cn=passwordDefault,ou=Policies,dc=mydomain,dc=com ...
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Give user's directory access to another user

Users are sharing their password. As you know, this is bad! The big reason why they do that is to allow a colleague to access theirs files when they are away. Yes, they can plan this in advance, but ...
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Cannot find Passfilt.dll on 2008 DC

I am trying to locate the standard password filter program called passfilt.dll on my 2008 DC. I searched the whole C drive but I could not find it. According to documentation, it should be in c:\...
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Sudo: cannot setup user to avoid being asked for password

I run: sudo visudo and set this line for my user myuser ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL however, I am still asked a password when I run a sudo command how can I setup the user so that the password ...
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Windows Domain Password Policy Issue

I just discovered something odd happening with a password policy in one of the Windows Server 2012 R2 environments we manage, and we have had no luck finding any information to explain the behavior. ...
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Apply New Password Policy via GPO Gradually

I want to make changes to the password policy in our domain (for example, include password complexity) but I want to apply it gradually, to some OU's or users group first. As far as I know the ...
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ppolicy not enforced on OpenLDAP Client when using 'passwd'

The issue: Password Policy is not being enforced when I change the password using the 'passwd' command. It is enforced when I use the 'ldappaswd' command. But the OpenLDAP password still changes using ...
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Why am I not seeing the user lockout message?

When I try to login 3 times with the wrong password (locally), instead of seeing user locked out message: su - myuser Account locked due to 3 failed logins I see this: [myuser@ip-10-10-2-53 ~]$ su -...
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How to use PAM to manage lockout policy for ssh public key authentication methods

I have followed instructions on redhat on how to harden authentication on a linux server, but we only use SSH with public key auth. According to these instructions: https://access.redhat.com/...
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Do password expiry rules reducing the security of the system?

The problem I regularly have a debate with my CTO which usually begins something like this ... CTO: My password expired, that should never happen. Me : It's a security risk to never expire ...
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How does "your new password must differ at least n characters from the previous" work when only hash codes are stored?

I am wondering how the password policy "your new password must differ at least n characters from your old password" works. My understanding is that the OS never actually stores the old passwords ...
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OpenLdap 2.4.40 Password Control implementation

I have configuration problem with new openldap server . I successfully set the password policy on the server and I setted up the overlay settings also , It work well , my only problem is the Password ...
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Openldap setting up olcOverlay: ppolicy

Question: Why am I failing to add the objectclass pwdPolicy to cn=PasswordDefaults? Background Information I am new to LDAP and I'm stumbling through various tutorials and other tips online to ...
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OpenLDAP password policy for a group

Just wondering if OpenLDAP is able to assign a password policy to a specific group? Thanks
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How to increase time for password-protected screensaver

I run a network with server 2012 r2, I have users in active directory. The computers lock after 5 minutes of inactivity. Is there any way to extend the time to 1 hour?
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The password on this account cannot be changed at this time?

A user in my company forgot his password and I had to reset it to a temporary one. I checked the box that says "User Must Change Password at Next Logon". When he logged on and entered the temporary ...
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Active directory 2012 password policy

I have a windows server 2012 R2 active directory environment running in my office. I have a primary domain and a child domain. Both the domains have password complexity enabled. Active directory ...
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Openldap Password change at first login

I have implemented openldap in centos 6, I want to push password change policy at first login. Which pwdPolicy ObjectClass and Attributes can accomplish this task ? # MyOrgPPolicy, Policies, ...
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Block RSA authentication when password is expired

I'm setting up a FreeIPA server on CentOS 7, and I want to block RSA authentication over SSH when the password is expired. By default, when I expire the user password and they login, they are forced ...
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Applied DISA STIGs for Windows 7, locked out all accounts, how to get back into the box?

I see the response below, which I appreciate it, but I do not feel it qualifies as an answer. It states little more than, "You shouldn't have done that", but doesn't provide any suggested solutions, ...
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Unable to update the password. The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain

I'm using federated identity for Office-365 single sign-on. I have added the password change endpoint to my ADFS 3.0 server, and successfully opened the adfs update password page. However, whenever I ...
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How convince Security auditors to change frequent password change policy?

I am a new Junior IT Manager in a small company of around 500 employees and the current policy regarding passwords has enforced password expiration within 30 days, with a password history of 5. As ...
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Why isn't pwdReset automatically set when pwdMustChange is true?

Every other directory server, i.e. Oracle's will automatically set pwdReset to TRUE if pwdMustChange is defined in the policy: When a user's password is changed by another user, such as a password ...
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Force user to change AD password at logon before Explorer loads?

Background: In our environment, users log onto a Windows 7 PC and then launch a full-screen Citrix XenApp (same as Microsoft RDSH) desktop. Citrix Reciever with single-sign on is used to launch the ...
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Enforce 15-character minimum password length on Windows

I've been given a requirement to enforce a minimum password length of 15 characters on my Windows-based systems. Supposedly, this is possible and is being done on some other systems already. However, ...
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Reversible Encryption - Not Defined but Showing as Enabled?

I'm reviewing our complex password policy that was setup by a previous admin and I'm trying to gain some clarification on the setting for Reversible Encryption. In our organization, reversible ...
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Cannot load compiled ltb-password-check module on Debian

I'm trying to compile and load LDAP Tool Box Project's password checker module to improve the capabilities of password policy overlay on the Debian 7.8. Here's what I've done so far: I've installed ...
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Cannot change password policy

I am logged in as the administrator in my Windows Server 2008 computer which is a domain controller. The password policies in local security policy are grey and I cannot change them. Do I have to ...
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Apply a password group policy seperate from the Default Domain Policy?

Im trying to keep my Default Domain Policy clean and standard and I want to make a GPO for my password policies. I made it but it still gets the policies from the Default Domain Policy object. I ...
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Cannot enforce password change in OpenLDAP with Password Policy Overlay

I've implemented Password Policy Overlay on OpenLDAP on Debian Stable. The server side and the policies are working as expected. However, after expiration I cannot force users to change their ...
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Forcing a password change on OpenBSD

On OpenBSD 5.6 I need to provision a number of user accounts with default passwords. I would like users, upon their first SSH login, to be forced to change their passwords from the default. On CentOS ...
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Workstations hang on "Change Password" after expired Password

For one of our customers we have configered a maximum password age of 90 days. If those 90 days are over, the users are forced on logon to change their password. This worked fine for the past 9 months,...
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Get password policy information from LDAP Server

Is there a way to get the password policy information (password length, complexity etc) of a user from an OpenLDAP server? (with ldapsearch or some other way).
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Find current password complexity requirements on domain

I simply need to know what my network's password complexity requirements are at this time. I believe we had competing group policies in place (trying to clean up that mess) and I want to see which ...
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Disable Admin password requirement on Domain user PC

So here is my situation: My company runs a "Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition" domain server, connected to a bunch of Dell Optiplex PC's (380's, and 9020's). The older Dells (380) are connected to ...
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enforce password length on ubuntu with pam_cracklib

I was trying to enforce password length to a minimum of 10 using pam_cracklib. here is my /etc/pam.d/common-password password requisite pam_cracklib.so retry=3 minlen=10 ...
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ldap ppolicy implementation for brute force prevention

I have an openldap server (with user passwords) open worldwide which I'm trying to secure. Step 1 was to limit access to data to authenticated users via ACLs. Step 2, to prevent brute force attacks, ...
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Does the password truly expire?

One can enable password expiration (aka password maximum age) on a Windows domain. I'm a little puzzled though about the meaning of that so-called expiration: It looks like the password does not ...
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Login authentication vanished from MongoDB install

A few months ago I enabled password protection on my MongoDB install. Today I ran the Mongo client and forgot to use my login details. Instead of rejecting nearly everything I try to do from the ...
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Required strength for Admin/Windows passwords [closed]

We're trying to come up with a policy for required password-strength for Windows passwords on our domain. I was leaning towards a 10 character minimum with special characters and uppercase. We have a ...
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Change hashing password algorith in Jasig CAS

I configurated my Jasig CAS to authenticate user from LDAP. Now, I would to change my hashing password algorith. Where, in CAS configuration, have I to configure it? I use Jasig CAS 3.5.2 and ...
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User unable to change password - Active Directory Group Policy

I've seen this issue come up, but no answers seem to be applicable. When a user tries to change their password using control-alt-delete -> change password, they're getting a "Unable to update the ...
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AD password not synchronising properly

I have 600+ users in AD, but only one causes me trouble. The problem is I can reset his password from AD, he can then log in to his machine. After that he would like to change his password from ...
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