3.7 Setting A User's Password

Administrators or help desk personnel can set a user's Universal Password by using a task in iManager. The task shows the password rules for the password policy that is in effect for the user.

  1. In iManager, in the Roles and Tasks view, click Passwords > Set Universal Password.

  2. Browse to and select the desired user.

  3. Click OK.

    If the user has a password policy assigned and Universal Password enabled, you can change the password by using this task.

    If the Advanced Password Rules are enabled in the policy, you see a list of rules that must be followed.

    If Universal Password is not enabled for a user, iManager displays an error. You must either assign a policy to the user and then return to this task or change the user’s NDS password by using the eDirectory Administration > Modify Object task.

  4. Create a password for the user, making sure it is compliant with all password rules that are displayed.

  5. Click OK.

    The Universal Password is changed for the user.

    If Password Synchronization is set up in your environment, the user's new password is distributed to the connected systems that are configured to accept it.

NOTE:If an administrator changes a user's password, such as when creating a new user or in response to a help desk call, the password is automatically expired if you have enabled the setting to expire passwords in the password policy. The setting, named Number of days before password expires, is in Advanced Password Rules. For this particular feature, the number of days is not important, but the setting must be enabled.

The Do not expire the user’s password when the administrator sets the password option overrides this feature.