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SSPR forgotten password problem

Hi all,

We are using SSPR for password reset for eDirectory users and for the
forgotten password part we use Challenge/Responses.

The problem we are facing is when a user correctly answers the
challenges, the nspmDistributionPassword is randomly generated in
eDirectory before the user sets the password. After that the user is
redirected to the "Change Password" page.

The log below shows the modify nspmDistributionPassword before the
user's types the new password

<nds dtdversion="4.0" ndsversion="8.x">
<product edition="Advanced" version="">DirXML</product>
<contact>Novell, Inc.</contact>
<modify cached-time="20130611085924.124Z" class-name="User"
src-dn="\IDV\CSW\Persons\DE\Tmp\jdoe" src-entry-id="68087"
<modify-attr attr-name="nspmDistributionPassword"><!-- content
suppressed -->
<operation-data opNotificationId="John_DOE"/>

Do you have an idea to solve the problem? We want the event on
nspmDistributionPassword only when the user sets a new password.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: SSPR forgotten password problem

SSPR does not randomly set passwords as far as I know, and the trace below
looks like it from Identity Manager. The logic used to cause this event,
though, is not present, and should be posted along with a thread on the
topic of passwords being randomly generated in the IDM engine-drivers
forum. The full trace is recommended, and including the policy that does
the randomization would be good as well.

Good luck.
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