A Forum reader asked this question:
"We have a number of users on our network that only use Mac's, so I am wondering how to populate Universal Password (and therefore the dist passwords) for these users."
As of NetWare 6.5, and really I suppose eDirectory 8.7.x on all platforms, NLDAP supports NMAS for logins. Therefore, an LDAP bind and LDAP password change will follow the Universal Password policy.
Here are a few suggestions you can try:
1) Give them a web app that does a LDAP password change.
2) Use one of the Portal modules as a web interface to change their passwords.
3) Preset a password and tell them to change it this way.
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It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.