Bug 448457 - Semantics regarding changing expired passwords odd
Summary: Semantics regarding changing expired passwords odd
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ipa
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rob Crittenden
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2008-05-27 02:26 UTC by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2009-06-17 04:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-17 04:31:54 UTC

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Description W. Michael Petullo 2008-05-27 02:26:54 UTC
Description of problem:
When I create a new user, his password is expired. This is a normal procedure. However, resetting an 
expired password can be confusing.

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

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new user using "ipa-adduser user".
2. Try to log in using a Mac OS X (e.g., some non-Linux-PAM) client. The login will fail. If you view the 
IPA server's logs, you will find that the password has expired.
3. Change the password as root using "ipa-passwd user." This seems to succeed.
4. Try to log in using a Mac OS X client. The login still fails! Logs still say password is expired.
5. Try to change the password as root using "kinit." Give the first password when prompted for the old 
password. It fails. Try the new one. It works. Kinit prompts for a new password. Set a new password.
6. Try to log in using a Mac OS X client. It works.
Actual results:
See above.

Expected results:
I would expect "ipa-password" to either render the new password no longer expired or, if we really 
don't want root to know the user's new password (is this what's going on?), print a warning: "password 
changed but still expired" or just fail outright.

Here is a summary of password utilities:

passwd, of course, does not work
kadmin.local fails, "Insufficient access to perform requested operation while changing the password...
ipa-passwd fails, see above
kinit succeeds

This seems too confusing.

Additional info:

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Comment 2 Simo Sorce 2009-06-17 04:31:54 UTC
I'm sorry I didn't catch this earlier but this works as designed, so it's not a bug.

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