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Re: libpam_ldap question and password change

On 17-02-10 21:52, Arthur de Jong wrote:
On Tue, 2010-02-16 at 14:38 +0100, Bas van der Vlies wrote:
I am trying to replace the PADL libpam_ldap software. My setup is:
   debian: lenny
   openldap: 2.4.11-1+lenny1
   nss-ldap: 0.7.2

I can login on the node with a LDAP user. The only problem is that i
can not change my password with this new pam_ldap module.
With the PADL pam_ldap module we can change the password but only the
new password is sent:
Did i missed an option or is this a bug?

This may be a bug but the exact working of the LDAP password modify EXOP
request is scarcely document (RFC 3062 contains the most useful

Anyway, I have changed the code to first try a password modification
without the old password and if that fails retry it with the old
password. Attached is a patch against 0.7.2 (also contains some other
changes to that function that were applied).

Perhaps this can be further improved. Comments are welcome.

I just test the patch and it fixes the problem.


*  Bas van der Vlies                    e-mail:       *
*  SARA - Academic Computing Services   Amsterdam, The Netherlands *
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