Password Sync.

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Netware' started by Rob Yung, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Rob Yung

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    Hello all,

    We are running Netware 5.1sp5, eDir 6.2, and NDS v10350.13 as our
    network backend and NT4 as the frontend. We are contemplating also
    running a parallel Active Directory system on some Win2K boxes. Is
    there any way to synchronize a password change from eDirectory to AD?
    I know about Novell Account Management but that software seems to no
    longer be avaliable as a standalone product. Is there any other way
    to keep both directory services running synchronized and in parallel
    while we slowly migrate users over?

    Thanks
    Rob
     
    Rob Yung, Feb 15, 2005
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  2. Hi Rob,

    How do users change their passwords? The Novell client can be used to set both password at once if required. Otherwise, if you have some in-house tool e.g. web , you can just modify that.

    Otherwise I'd recommend you check out Novell's DirXML 1.1a (bundled with Zen3/4) or NSure (DirXML 2). These have password sync agents that do this also. There's also Novell Account Management 3.0, which is a cut down version of DirXML 1.

    There's no real way to sync the password back from NetWare (apparently), as it can't be decrypted. It's easier to go the other way AD > eDir, using something like MS Services for NetWare 5.03, which is what I'm planning to do.

    We currently use Novell Account Management 2.1 (NDS for NT) which does the bi-directional password sync quite nicely, but NT4's days are numbered, so I'm looking at either MS Services for NetWare short term, and probably NSure as an identity management solution long term.

    Hope that helps!

    Cheers,

    Marcus
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    Marcus Holland, Feb 17, 2005
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