Password Policy Applied to a Subtree is Not Being Enforced on Linux Clients

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • A configured local password policy applied to a subtree is not being enforced on Linux clients, potentially causing issues with user logins and password change operations.
  • My local password policy is not applied after a while. If looking it up via ldapsearch no policy is returned, although I can view the policy in the GUI.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Directory Server 8.2

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase of over 48,000 articles and solutions.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In