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KB-9005: How to disable the AD password change function?

Authentication Service ,  

8 August,17 at 08:57 AM

Applies to: All versions of Centrify DirectControl


On the adjoined server AD user is able to change their password and sync it back to AD.
Is it possible to disable this function and not affect other services? 


This can be achieved by using following parameter in

pam.allow.password.change: false

* Remember to run command 'adreload' to make above change effective. 

With above parameter configured, both 
adpasswd and passwd will be blocked.

[administrator@rhel63 ~]$ adinfo -c | grep -i pam.allow.password.change
pam.allow.password.change: false 

[administrator@rhel63 ~]$ adpasswd
Password change not permitted  

[administrator@rhel63 ~]$ passwd
Changing password for user administrator.
Password change not permitted
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error