Thu Sep 9 17:43:45 ICT 2010

Changing user's password

When a user forget his password, there is no way we can tell him what the password is. The only way is to assign the password a new value.

This note describes how to change the user's password, by resetting the existing one.

  1. Acces to the URL on the web access to LDAP administration
  2. Enter your username after the word uid= and use your own password.
  3. In the left frame, click on the + to expand dc=cs,dc=ait,dc=ac,dc=th.
  4. In the left frame, click on the + to expand ou=csim.
  5. In the left frame, click on the + to expand ou=People.
  6. In the left frame, find the username of the user and click on the username.
  7. On the right frame, you get the LDAP reccord for the user, scroll toward the bottom.
  8. The attribute Password has two fields, in the left field type Abcd-1; the right field should say md5.
  9. In the attribute sambaNTPassword, type the same value Abcd-1.
  10. At the bottom of the right frame click on the "Save changes" button.
  11. Click on the Update Object button.
  12. Now you need the user to chose a new password and propagete the password to other authentication mechanism beside LDAP.
    Never, ever, leave the password Abcd-1.
  13. Access to the account management page
  14. Connect to the user's account, using the password Abcd-1.
  15. Let the user choose a new password or use the suggested password. If you use the suggested password, remember to copy it on paper.
  16. Click on "Validate".

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