ns-newpwpolicy.pl man page

ns-newpwpolicy.pl — Directory Server perl script for preparing new password policies.

Synopsis

ns-newpwpolicy.pl [-Z serverID] [-v] [-D rootdn] { -w password | -j filename } [-P protocol] [-p port] [-h host] -U UserDN -S SuffixDN

Description

Adds entries required for implementing the user- and subtree-level password policy.

Options

A summary of options is included below:

-Z Server Identifier

The server ID of the Directory Server instance.  If there is only  one instance on the system, this option can be skipped.

-D Root DN

The Directory Manager DN, or root DN.  If not specified, the script will  search the server instance configuration for the value.

-w password

The rootdn password.

-w -

Prompt for the rootdn password.

-j password filename

The name of the file that contains the root DN password.

-P Protocol

The connection protocol to connect to the Directory Server.  Protocols are STARTTLS, LDAPS, LDAPI, and LDAP. If this option is skipped, the most secure protocol that is available is used.  For LDAPI, AUTOBIND is also available for the root user.

-h host

Host name of the Directory Server.

-p port

Port number of the Directory Server.

-U userDN

Specifies the DN of the user entry that needs to be updated with user-level password policy attributes.

-S suffixDN

Specifies the DN of the suffix entry that needs to be updated with subtree-level password policy attributes.

-v

Display verbose output

Example

ns-newpwpolicy.pl -Z instance3 -D 'cn=directory manager' -w password -P STARTTLS -U 'uid=user,ou=people,dc=example,dc=com'

Note: security must be enabled to use protocol STARTTLS.  If STARTTLS is not available it will default to next strongest/available protocol automatically.

Diagnostics

Exit status is zero if no errors occur.  Errors result in a  non-zero exit status and a diagnostic message being written  to standard error.

Author

ns-newpwpolicy.pl was written by the 389 Project.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to https://fedorahosted.org/389/newticket.

Info

Mar 5, 2013