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From Kiran Ayyagari <kayyag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ApacheDS Password policy issues
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:53:16 GMT
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 2:44 PM,  <Carlo.Accorsi@ibs-ag.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 3:11 PM,  <Carlo.Accorsi@ibs-ag.com> wrote:
>>> Hi, I've been working with the password policy functionality this week and have
encountered a few issues I'm hoping you can help clarify.
>>>
>>> These attributes are on the policy itself unless otherwise specified.
>>>
>>>
>>> 1.       ads-pwdminlength (minimum # of chars require for a password) having
a non-zero value accepts passwords that are any length.
>>>
>>> a.       I didn't test ads-pwdmaxlength but might check that while you're
there.
>>>
>> in both cases if the attribute is absent or if the value is negative
>> then no limits are enforced on the min/max length of the password caccorsi - Regarding
point #1,  by non-zero I meant a positive number. I have 10 in my policy but I can set a
password that has a length of 5 without error/exception.
>>>
> did you set the value of ads-pwdcheckquality to 0 or 1?
> caccorsi - ads-pwdcheckquality=1
>
this is the reason why the checks related to length are not enforced
(note that when the value is set to 0 or 1 none of the quality checks
are performed on userPassword attribute)
>>>
>>> 2.       The value ads-pwmaxage is supposed to be how long a password is valid
(in seconds).
>>>
>>> a.       Setting this to a non-zero value causes a pwdChangedTime
>>> attribute to be set on the user when their password changes (ok)
>>>
>>> b.      However it never enforces the expiry
>>>
>>>                                                    
         i.
>>> The ads-pwdgraceauthnlimit ( # of grace logins after expiration)
>>> doesn't seem to have any effect
>>>
>>>                                                    
       ii.
>>> Also setting  ads-pwdexpirewarning above and below  the max age
>>> doesn't seem to matter either
>>>
>>> c.       If it did expire, how is this indicated on the user object ?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 3.       When ads-pwdmaxfailure (number of times failed bind is permitted)
is set to 5 , it allows 11 login failures before locking the account.
>>>
>>> a.       Each login failure creates an additional pwdFailureTime
>>> attribute for the user (ok)
>>>
>>> b.      pwdAccountLockedTime attribute is created after the 11th
>>> failed bind. (Also what we want, but after 5 failures)
>>>
>>> c.       This might be some caching issue because I think once it took 13
failed attempts before it locked.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 4.       When ads-pwdinhistory (# of old passwords kept so they're not reused)
is set to 5 .
>>>
>>> a.       Users initially have no pwdHistory attribute (ok)
>>>
>>> b.      Each of the first 5 password changes happens successfully.
>>> Each time adding new pwdHistory attribute to the user. (ok)
>>>
>>> c.       On the 6th  change, the exception below occurs. It's like it needs
to reuse the first pwdHistory attribute but cannot.
>>>
>>>
>> and for all the above cases, will check and get back to you(we currently have very
limited number of test cases in this area), thanks for reporting.
>>> #!RESULT ERROR
>>> #!CONNECTION ldap://localhost:10389
>>> #!DATE 2011-10-11T14:32:58.205
>>> #!ERROR [LDAP: error code 20 - ATTRIBUTE_OR_VALUE_EXISTS: failed for
>>> MessageType : MODIFY_REQUEST Message ID : 29     Modify Request
>>> Object : 'uid=1286309809116,ou=users,ou=int,o=cpro'
>>> Modification[0]                 Operation :  replace Modification
>>> userPassword: '0x7B 0x53 0x48 0x41 0x7D 0x79 0x59
>>> 0x53 0x75 0x30 0x42 0x53 0x75 0x78 0x32 0x49 ...'
>>> org.apache.directory.shared.ldap.model.message.ModifyRequestImpl@3d1a
>>> c
>>> ad9: ERR_54 Cannot add a value which is already present : '0x32 0x30
>>> 0x31 0x31 0x31 0x30 0x31 0x31 0x31 0x38 0x33 0x32 0x30 0x34 0x5A 0x23
>>> ...']
>>> dn: uid=1286309809117,ou=users,ou=int,o=cpro
>>> changetype: modify
>>> replace: userPassword
>>>
>>> userPassword:: e1NIQX15VVN1MEJTdXgySTZWUEJaSGFCNmhmMUxkaTA9
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I'll keep testing and thank you in advance!!
>>> Carlo Accorsi
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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>> --
>> Kiran Ayyagari
>>
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> --
> Kiran Ayyagari
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Kiran Ayyagari

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