Bug 691446

Summary: Account policy plug-in affects the password policy attributes.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Sankar Ramalingam <sramling>
Component: 389-ds-baseAssignee: Rich Megginson <rmeggins>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Sankar Ramalingam 2011-03-28 11:03:52 EDT
Description of problem: 

Password policy attributes like passwordmaxage fails to function when Account policy plug-in is configured.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.2.8


How reproducible: Consistently


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set the Global password expiry "ON" and set PasswordMaxage to 30 secs.
2. Configure Global Account policy plug-in and set the AccountInactivityLimit  to 60 secs.
3. User password failed to expire after 30 secs. User is able to successfully login.
4. Wait till the AccountInactivityLimit is reached(60 secs) - Account successfully inactivated. 


Actual results: Account policy plug-in is suppressing the password policy attributes from working.


Expected results: Password policy and Account policy plug-in should work independently.

Additional Info: Password policy attributes work fine when Account policy is not configured.
Comment 4 Nathan Kinder 2011-04-21 14:44:20 EDT
I tried to reproduce this issue, and everything is working as designed.

I believe I know why it looked like it was not behaving correctly.  When using password expiration, the expiration time is reset first time a user does a bind after a password change.  The expiration time is updated by adding the passwordWarning period to the existing expiration time.  By default, this is 1 day.  This means that a password will not expire for 1 day and 30 seconds if you set a 30 second expiration period and you bind within 30 seconds of changing the password (unless you change the passwordWarning value).  I believe that this was happening, which made it look like the Account Policy plug-in was overriding the password policy.  The best way to do this test is to set passwordWarning to 0 in the password policy.  This will ensure that the password expires after 30 seconds as expected.

Closing as NOTABUG.