Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Sun Apr 16 12:46:44 CEST 2006

Timur Izhbulatov wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 07:47:05PM +0200, Michael Ströder wrote:
>>1. As long as returning a server-generated password is not implemented
>>it does not make sense to make newpw optional and/or accept None as value.
> Agree. I just blindly followed the RFC.

If we can't make newpw an optional key-word argument we also can't make
user and oldpw to optional key-word arguments.

>>2. Personally I'd like avoid to turn arguments user,oldpw,newpw of
>>passwd() into optional key-word arguments (and we can't do that for only
>>user and oldpw, see 1.). I'd rather prefer the application developer to
>>really know what he's doing. But I'm open to other opinions.
> In this case the application developer won't be able to do some important
> things. For example, changing other users's passwords will be impossible even if
> tha application is bound with root DN.

The developer could simply pass value None to passwd() for user and oldpw.

Ciao, Michael.

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