Over the years the question has come up a few times on the performance impact of excluded passwords defined by a password policy. If an administrator adds, for example, a few dozen excluded passwords (company name, abbreviations, commonly-used passwords, etc.) then how much will each password change be slowed-down resulting in a poor user experience or need for more hardware?
Aaron Burgemeister and Marcel Cox answer questions about using ConsoleOne and iManager to administer Universal Password.
Here’s a handy utility that stores UP user and password information in an output file before you make that major upgrade, courtesy of Adam Bradley.
How do you assign a Universal Password policy to a simple-password user? This tip from Jim Willeke may help …
If you’re using JRB Utilities, this batch file from Chuck Perilli will list the Universal Password Policies for your users, OU’s, and O’s.
What if you need more than the Password Management iManager plug-in can offer? Brett Berger takes us inside the uncharted regions of customizing the XML Universal Password Policy.
If you need to export passwords from eDirectory to a file, proceed with caution – and check out this Delimited Text Driver solution from Aaron Burgemeister.
Marcel Cox shares some advice on understanding and using NMAS server and client concepts.
If IDM errors -9024 and -9065 are getting you down, try these suggestions from Novell’s Aaron Burgemeister.
Here are some simple suggestions from Geoff Carman on getting Universal Password to work with Mac clients.