KB-3174: What is the behavior of the adpasswd/passwd command when Smart Cards are in use on Windows?
Applies to: All versions of Centrify DirectControl
Question: What is the behavior of the adpasswd/passwd command when Smart Cards is in use on Windows?
Answer: If AD users are only allowed to use Smart Card-based logons on Windows machines (i.e. NO username / password logins) and a UNIX machine is joined to AD using Centrify, there is NO need to run the "adpasswd" command. This command is only used when it is required to update the standard password (Not the PIN).