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Why Does Configured Password Policy Allow BINDs when Subsequent Requests are Rejected with Error 53 (Doc ID 1996252.1)

Last updated on MARCH 29, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 5.2 and later
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A custom password policy has been created and it has been applied to a specific user entry to force a password reset.  When the user authenticates, the bind is successful (no error is returned), but subsequent operations on the same connection return the expected err=53.  Why does the authentication/bind not fail with the same error 53?  Below is the custom password policy being used...

dn: cn=CustomPasswordPolicy,dc=example,dc=com
pwdMinAge: 0
pwdLockoutDuration: 3600
pwdFailureCountInterval: 600
pwdMaxAge: 259200
pwdMaxFailure: 3
pwdLockout: TRUE
pwdExpireWarning: 86400
objectClass: top
objectClass: pwdPolicy
objectClass: sunPwdPolicy
objectClass: LDAPsubentry
cn: CustomPasswordPolicy
pwdAttribute: userPassword
pwdCheckQuality: 2
pwdMustChange: TRUE
pwdInHistory: 10
pwdMinLength: 8
pwdKeepLastAuthTime: TRUE


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