You can use the following methods to administer Universal Password:
- iManager: Administering passwords by using Novell iManager automatically sets the Universal Password to be synchronized to simple and NDS password values for backwards compatibility. The NMAS task in iManager does allow for granular management of individual passwords and authentication methods that are installed and configured in the system.
- ConsoleOne: The NDS password tab in ConsoleOne run on a NetWare 6.5 server, or on a Windows workstation with the Novell Client for Windows NT/2000/XP version 4.9 or the Novell Client for Windows 95/98 version 3.4 installed automatically sets the Universal Password and synchronizes for backwards compatibility.
- NWAdmin32: The same results should be seen when using NWAdmin32 as with ConsoleOne, although Novell does not plan to test this case.
- LDAP: Changing passwords via LDAP on a NetWare 6.5 server also sets the Universal Password and synchronizes the others for backwards compatibility.
- Third-party Applications: Third-party applications that are written to Novell's Cross Platform Libraries and that perform password management will also set the Universal Password and synchronize the others if the newer libraries are installed on the Novell Client for Windows NT/2000/XP version 4.9 or the Novell Client for Windows 95/98 version 3.4 workstation or NetWare 6.5 server.
NOTE: If you are using the Password Management plug-in, you can use password policies to specify how Universal Password is synchronized with NDS, Simple, and Distribution Passwords. In addition, an iManager task is provided that lets an Administrator set a user's Universal Password.