Mailing List Message #97282
From: <>
Subject: Re: Password enforcement with external LDAP
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 15:30:18 +0000
To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <>
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I don't know whether our password 'solution' is 'out of the box' or developed 'in house', unfortunately.
We have a large number of 'applications', of which CGP is only one, that are protected by this password 'solution'.

"CommuniGate Pro Discussions" <> wrote on 20/02/2009 15:22:05:

> Steven
> Here we do not use CGP passwords, we use external passwords via LDAP
> (I believe).
> The password is used to access our intranet, which then lets people
> through (to their CGP account) once they've authenticated.
> Password expiry/policy control etc is totally outside CGP.
> Quinton
> "CommuniGate Pro Discussions" <> wrote on
> 20/02/2009 14:10:08:
> > Hello all. I've been scouring the list archives for the last two
> > days, and I can't seem to find the answer I need. Forgive me if I
> > missed something that's already been posted.
> >  
> > Ok, my main goal with CGP is password policy, password aging, etc.
> > Here is what I have so far:
> >  
> > 1. External LDAP server with which I can authenticate to using
> > and enabling External Authentication under "Helpers".
> > My test account is set to not use CGP password, and allowed to use
> > external authentication. So far, this works perfectly. I am able to
> > log into web mail by authenticating to LDAP.
> > 2. I am using the password policy overlay on the LDAP server so I
> > can enforce password aging, etc.
> >  
> > I realized after getting this far that when I log in to my test
> > account via the web interface, I can no longer change my password.
> > It makes sense now after thinking about it, but this is where I'm
> > sort of stuck. It sort of defeats the purpose because I'll need my
> > customers to change their password every few months (not to mention
> > I'd like to test the policy from this account to ensure I can't use
> > simple passwords).
> >  
> > I assume that I need to set up some sort of web front end on the
> > LDAP box to facilitate password changes? Does anyone have any advice
> > on which direction I should head?
> >  
> > Thank you in advance,
> > - Steve

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