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ODSEE - How to Reset Passwords Using Non-"Directory Manager" Authentication (Doc ID 1352064.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 22, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 5.2 to 6.3 SP1 [Release 5.0 to 6.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Can a non-Directory Manager reset user's passwords, and not be constrained by the password policy?

Not in DS 5.2 and DS 6.x.  In DS 5.2 and DS 6.x the Password Policy has two attributes:

passwordRootdnMayBypassModsChecks: on | off
passwordNonRootMayResetUserpwd: on | off

The first attribute "passwordRootdnMayBypassModsChecks" will allow the "cn=Directory Manager" to reset a password and not be constrained by the Password Policy in effect. The second attribute "passwordNonRootMayResetUserpwd", will allow a "Password Administrator" to reset a user's password. Unlike the user "cn=Directory Manager", the "Password Administrator" will be constrained by the Password Policy.


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