Retrieve user password from Active Directory
Posted on 2004-09-07
Please allow me to preface my question by stating, I am a part of the network admin team within my company. I have the domain administrator password. I have access to the pdc and all the users within AD.
That said, I am developing a help desk application for managing inventory, equipment, purchase orders and service tickets. As part of the service ticket function, I have a customer info page. When the customer calls, we launch the help desk tool which displays options for viewing outstanding work orders for the department, outstanding work orders for the caller, equipment assigned to the caller and information pertaining the the customer's domain account. I would like to be able to extract the customer's password from active directory do display on the help desk-customer info page.
Is there a way to do this? I can retrieve other information about the user (date created, password expiration, home directory, etc)
Again, I can pass the domain administrator password, that's not a problem.
Any help is appreciated