Ldm does not allow password change for expired passwords

Bug #1053447 reported by Kurt Hammel on 2012-09-20
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Bug Description

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with Stock LTSP 5 install, ldm does not prompt for password change with an expired password. The ldm.log reports "CRITICAL: no repsonse, restarting"

Unexpired logins work as expected. SSH login to LTSP server from console on thin client works as expected, with expired password, and allows password to be changed.

LDM should prompt user to change password.

Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Yeah, it's sadly something we can't easily detect and handle as the password change protocol in ssh/pam isn't really consistent.

Our goal moving forward is to replace ldm altogether to fix issues including this one.

A possible workaround that I've seen work in the past is to add a pre-login script in ldm doing the password change handling.

With my upstream ldm hat on, I'm going to mark this bug as won't fix as we're not intending to change ldm for that, but instead replace ldm and the authentication mechanism altogether.

Changed in ltsp:
status: New → Won't Fix
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