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Add a specific Password Policy in Subtree via ODSM/ODM (Doc ID 1620269.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 09, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Use Oracle Directory Manager to change the password policy on one of the realms in an LDAP.

To do this, click on the left-hand navigation pane, opened the Password Policy Management node and then open the node of the particular password policy to be changed. In the right-hand pane, click on the Password Syntax tab and then change "Number of Passwords in History" to 4 (this is just for test purposes).

There is a web-based front-end that has a "Change Password" function which makes calls into the ldap whenever a password is changed. As part of the Change Password functionality, it is expected that when changing the password to one that was already in the history, then the Oracle Internet Directory would throw an error/exception but unfortunately this is not happening.

Version numbers of the relevant components are as follows:
Oracle database:
Oracle Internet Directory:
Oracle Directory Manager:

Is there something else that I need to set in order to enable "Number of Passwords in History"?



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