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

Last updated on JULY 01, 2016

Applies to:

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


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

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

They have 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, he was expecting that if he changed 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:

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



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