Changing the password for Active Directory users
In the Mac OS X, the
passwd command authenticates the user only after you type the user password. Because of this, the
passwd command does not recognize the user as an Active Directory user until after the password is entered and the password prompts defined for Active Directory users, which are typically set through group policy or by modifying the Centrify configuration file, are not displayed. You can still use the
chpass command to change the Active Directory password for a user, but you will not see any visual indication that you are modifying an Active Directory account rather than a local user account.