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AFP not displaying the Change Password dialog when the users password expires

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Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 3


User logs in from a MAC OSX 10.7 using the AFP protocol.
The AFP service on the OES2 SP3 server has been configured to use the Deffie-Hellman 2 Authentication Mode.
Users Passwords are set to expire.

On the MAC selecting > Go > Connect to server > afp://IPAddressOfServer > Connect > provide credentials > Connect works right up to the time that the supplied users password expires.  At this point a Change Password Dialog should be displayed.

With any other Authentication Mode a Change Password dialog is displayed.


At the time of this documents creation this had been reported to engineering and a fix was successfully tested.
The fix will be checked in for testing and release in the update channel.

Additional Information

One other thing noticed during testing was that the DHX Authentication Mode will also use up all Grace Logins before displaying the Change Password dialog.

The DHX2 method displays the Change Password dialog as soon as the password expires without using any of the Grace Logins.


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  • Document ID:7004751
  • Creation Date:20-APR-12
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • NovellOpen Enterprise Server

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