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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)
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Password Updates

The passwd(4) man page contains a list of valid formats for the passwd entry in the nsswitch.conf file. Adding ad to these configurations in the nsswitch.conf file is supported. However, changing AD user passwords through the passwd command is not supported. If found in the passwd entry during a password update, ad is skipped. Use the kpasswd command to update AD user passwords.

The ad search order can be added to existing valid passwd and group entries in nsswitch.conf. For example:

passwd: files ad group: files ad
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