You could also use the console (export $DISPLAY etc.)
'... Graphical console for all facets of user, group, and server management ...'
It's been a while since I've looked at it, but, you may want to investigate the
Directory Server Gateway DSGW
Lastly, does anyone have an interesting application that allows users to request
a new password via a Web interface and a subsequent Email ?
Cheers, Dave

> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 16:53:21 -0700
> From:
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Fedora-directory-users] Allow root to change user's passwords
> Orion Poplawski wrote:
> > I'm used to being able to change user's passwords as root using the
> > "passwd" command on my main server (this was with NIS and the master
> > shadow file kept on the server). Now with FDS, I get:
> >
> > # passwd orion
> > Changing password for user orion.
> > Enter login(LDAP) password:
> >
> > and I must enter the password for the user "orion". This gets tricky
> > when the user has forgotten their password.
> >
> > Is there a way to avoid this first check and allow root to force a
> > change of the password?
> I don't think so. "root" usually does not exist in LDAP, only in
> /etc/passwd, so "root" is not really an LDAP user. I suppose you could
> use ldappasswd and bind as "cn=directory manager" instead if you know
> the user is an LDAP user.

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