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Synchronizing Passwords after Migrating Users

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Posted: 11 Jun 2001

NDS for NT does not synchronize passwords during initial migration due to the encryption of both NT and NDS passwords. It is impossible for passwords to be unencrypted so they can be synchronized during the initial migration. So here's the best way to handle the situation.

During the migration, expire the password so that the user is forced to change the password after the migration is complete. This will allow NDS for NT to have clear text password to set in both NT and in NDS. This means that in order for password sync to work you must have Force Password Sync enabled for the user and have the user change the password at least once.

For more about Force Password Sync, see this article.

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