I was told by the good folks at the 389-users mailing list to instead redirect my question to the sssd-users list so here goes, thanks in advance!




I am in the process of moving away from pam_ldap and on to pam_sss. The basic sssd setup is working just fine, user authentication works, getent passwd works, caching is great, everything looks like it’s working fine except for password policy enforcement. I am wondering if there is some sort of password policy overlay I need to use, or a special setup of sssd.conf, I tried using “ldap_pwd_policy=shadow” however this doesn’t allow me to change passwords, I instead get this error:


[user1@someserver ~]$ passwd

Changing password for user user1.

Current Password:

New password:

Retype new password:

Password change failed. Server message: Failed to update password

(3 second delay here)

passwd: Authentication token is no longer valid; new one required


As soon as I comment out ldap_pwd_policy=shadow this error goes away, however so does my password policy enfocement.


If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated, I will post a working config on my blog after this is done so we can help others too.



Daniel B.