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I have clearos set to expire users passwords (well had I've disabled this now) so that every 3 months it would tell users they need to change their passwords. When they get the pop up message they go to CTR + ALT + DEL they change the password but tells them that this didn't happen. Yet if they try to log in the old password doesn't work but the new one does. This can be quite confusing so I've disabled this for now and set up a calendar reminder on zarafa to remind staff every 3 months to change their password.

I wanted to know if this is a known bug or if there is a way to resolve this issue if it has been solved before? I have checked previous posts but couldn't find a resolution for this problem.
Thursday, November 20 2014, 11:49 AM
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    Wednesday, March 04 2015, 03:09 PM - #Permalink
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    I've solved this issue and it's a configuration problem with Samba that clearos should change.

    By default unix password sync is on in smb.conf
    You need to set : unix password sync = No
    Then edit /etc/samba/smb.ldap.conf
    ldap password sync = Yes

    restart smb service and users can change their passwords without getting this error message.

    I have this same issue in almost all office set ups unix by default is set to Yes. If mods/devs reading please could you look into this and consider making the changes.
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    Wednesday, January 14 2015, 12:45 PM - #Permalink
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    Further to looking into this, I see that it's using unix passwd sync = yes but there is a ldap passwd sync = no in the smb.ldap.conf

    Without wanting to break anything with shares in clearos if I # out the unix one will this potentially solve the issue? If anyone has any ideas about this problem I would appreciate it.
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