Bug 429854 - Can't change password with ipa-passwd
Can't change password with ipa-passwd
Product: freeIPA
Classification: Community
Component: ipa-server (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Karl MacMillan
Chandrasekar Kannan
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Reported: 2008-01-23 09:43 EST by David O'Brien
Modified: 2015-01-04 18:30 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-01-23 09:58:47 EST
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Description David O'Brien 2008-01-23 09:43:29 EST
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> ipa-passwd
> - how is this different from kpasswd and when should we use one or the 
> other?
> - I tried this logged in as jsmith:
> [redhat@darwin sbin]$ klist
> Ticket cache: FILE:/tmp/krb5cc_500
> Default principal: jsmith@AUSTRALIA.COM
> Valid starting     Expires            Service principal
> 01/23/08 17:50:34  01/24/08 17:50:30  krbtgt/AUSTRALIA.COM@AUSTRALIA.COM
> 01/23/08 17:51:06  01/24/08 17:50:30  
> HTTP/darwin.australia.com@AUSTRALIA.COM
> Kerberos 4 ticket cache: /tmp/tkt500
> klist: You have no tickets cached
> [redhat@darwin sbin]$ ./ipa-passwd jsmith
> Changing password for jsmith@AUSTRALIA.COM
>  New Password:
>  Confirm Password:
> A database error occurred: Insufficient access: Insufficient access rights
> Does ipa-passwd only work for admin?
ipa-passwd talks XML-RPC. kpasswd talks to the KDC directly. They are 
probably interchangable.

ipa-passwd should let you change your own password. Can you file a bug 
on this? We did a bunch of ACL changes after the initial development and 
it looks like the screws were turned a little too tight.

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