Running Passwd Command on Linux LDAPclient Outputs Error: Insufficient 'Write' Privilege To The 'Userpassword' Attribute (Doc ID 1339420.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 24, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 5.1 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
Linux Itanium
***Checked for relevance on 29-Jun-2013***

Symptoms


On Linux versions of LDAPclient the passwd command outputs the following error:
host:user1 > passwd
Changing password for user user1.
Enter login(LDAP) password:
New UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
LDAP password information update failed: Insufficient access
Insufficient 'write' privilege to the 'userPassword' attribute of entry 'uid=user1,ou=people,dc=company,dc=com'.
passwd: Permission denied

Cause

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