Re: [Evolution-hackers] Re: UI changes for exchange

On Thu, 2005-05-05 at 21:30 +0530, Amish Munshi wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-05-05 at 11:10 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-05-05 at 20:27 +0530, Amish Munshi wrote:
> > If there's really no way to change an AD password from the Linux
> > desktop, the mailer seems like the wrong place to put it.  Wouldn't this
> > change the users password for the entire directory?  Seems like this
> > should live in the top level System->Administration (or maybe
> > Preferences) menu.
> I completely agree with Lee, but this feature is pretty difficult to
> implement in NLD since we dont know if the machine is authenticating to
> AD. Currently we are forced to sell a very expensive solution to the
> client. 
> The client needs to authenticate to eDirectory  and then eDirectory
> syncronizes with AD. Ofcourse we get our to eat our meals twice a day
> due to this solution.
> But the feature to change exchange password is still attractive since
> exchange may not always authenticate to AD. Exchange can have its own
> user store. I would suggest adding a change exchange password option in
> evolution (not sure if this is possible).

According to google it can be done with a combination of standard
ldapmodify/ldapadd and kpasswd.  But I could not find any definitive
evidence that it works.


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