On 05/13/2015 08:18 PM, William Graboyes wrote:
Hi Dmitri,

That is quite a bucket of stuff... On the CA-less install, basically I don't want to have 
my users change their passwords again (they are complaining about the every 90 day 
password rotation policy), we do not have an internal CA, most of our "desk top 
support" folks don't even have access to all of the desktops in the place.  Like I 
said this place is mind bending when it comes to standard practices.  The CA-less would 
be good if it were possible to make that change in place, or make the change by standing 
up a new IPA server and having the ability to import the current data set.

I was looking at PWM, and may try to get that implemented.

Another option is to reset expiration time in the user entry and set it some date close to 2038 which is the end of the 32-bit time. If the problem is 90 day policy you can just change the policy to be 5000 days and then next time people change password they would not be bother for another 5000 days or so (make sure it does not roll over). For people that already have 90 days in their entry you can run a script once and move the date into the future.

People have done it for the same reason and in the same way.


On 5/13/15 5:00 PM, Dmitri Pal wrote:
On 05/13/2015 07:40 PM, William Graboyes wrote:
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Hi List,

I am trying to figure out a method of allowing users who do not have
shell access to change their own passwords.  The GUI that comes with
FreeIPA is out of the question due to the untrusted CA (yes I know we
are a strange shop, there is nothing I can do about it, and you would
want to gouge you eyes out if I told you the full story) becoming a
"Bad habit forming" method of changing one's password.  I have been
looking around for about a week now, and am somewhat lost and
perplexed. The old documentation for FreeIPA basically says that it is
not a good idea to manipulate the password directly in LDAP (and even
then finding what hash is being used has been next to impossible).

So the question is this, does anyone know of any tools out there that
can happily, or even with some modification, allow me to set up a
trusted external ssl site that allows users to change their passwords.
There is no external password reset self service in IPA yet. We will be
starting to look into this effort during summer.
Take a look at the bucket of tickets in the "FreeIPA Community Portal
Release" here https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/report/3.

What prevents you from making IPA trusted? You can chain IPA to your CA
or use it CA-less with certs from your own CA.
Then UI would be an option I assume.

Other option is https://code.google.com/p/pwm/

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Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Director of Engineering for IdM portfolio
Red Hat, Inc.

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