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Old 05-06-2004, 09:16 AM   #1
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Allowing users to change passwords on LDAP


I am currently using Redhat 9.0/OpenLDAP/Postfix/Squirrelmail/Maildrop configuration.

The system is a virtual email server.

Now, I would like to allow users to change their passwords themselves.


How do I go about doing it?

It can either be a squirrelmail plugin (the current plugin available on squirrelmail site does not work) OR

A direct interface to LDAP.


any ideas?
thanks!
 
Old 06-18-2004, 11:17 PM   #2
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Have developed a custom plug-in for squirrelmail

The existing squirrelmail plugin was buggy. or atleast we could not make it work.

We have developed a custom plugin for the
LDAP/Courier-imap/Squirrelmail plug-in to enable those users to change their passwords from the squirrelmail Options link.

If anyone needs it.. please post a message here.

thanks.

somebody please help me with enabling pop3 for selective users (courier-imap/ldap/postfix)

Saw some mentions that courier does not have this ability.
true?
 
Old 09-05-2004, 06:05 PM   #3
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Allowing Users to change passwords

i would be interested topcat.
i am working on a mail project using dovecot, postfix, and ldap.
thanks
 
Old 09-05-2004, 10:58 PM   #4
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the plugin

alright. will get the relevant code and email it to you.

Can you provide your email?

you can write to me on newimmigrant at hotmail
 
Old 09-06-2004, 08:34 AM   #5
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Re: the plugin

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Originally posted by topcat
alright. will get the relevant code and email it to you.

Can you provide your email?

you can write to me on newimmigrant at hotmail
If the code is GPL which I'm sure it is since your writing it to work with LDAP, SquirrelMail and the likes and it could be a violation if it isn't.. why not just post it here?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 10:58 AM   #6
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post the code file here??

wrong choice of term custom. its not built from scratch but modified a lot to suit us...

the only drawback is that the passwords have to be stored in clear format.. still havent got the md5 or other encrypted forms working...

let me know if anyone facing any problems using it.



OK. its a zipped file.. dont see any option to attach it here?

cant cut paste.. too many small files..


how do i submit a zip file
 
Old 09-06-2004, 11:46 AM   #7
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Re: post the code file here??

Quote:
Originally posted by topcat
wrong choice of term custom. its not built from scratch but modified a lot to suit us...

the only drawback is that the passwords have to be stored in clear format.. still havent got the md5 or other encrypted forms working...

let me know if anyone facing any problems using it.



OK. its a zipped file.. dont see any option to attach it here?

cant cut paste.. too many small files..


how do i submit a zip file
You can't attach files but you can link to a site to download from.

Cheers.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 09:22 PM   #8
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dont have webspace which i can link to here.

i dont have webspace which i can use out here.
why dont i just email it to one of you and you or someone else provide the link here?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 09:46 PM   #9
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email it to me and i will post it, you have my e-mail address. thx
 
Old 09-07-2004, 05:34 PM   #10
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file posted:

http://www.visualracing.com/level1/ldap/change_pwd.zip

Last edited by ad3; 09-07-2004 at 05:35 PM.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 12:09 PM   #11
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Password Change Plugin works on Clear text password only

This works only on clear text passwords.
We are trying to enhance the plugin to be able to change passwords in any encrypted format.. say MD5.

Havent had any success yet. The ability to change password in md5 format is a must to ensure greater account security. This way even admins cannot see the passwords but only reset it.

Thanks.
 
  


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