Automating a password change to a user account daily
Posted on 2006-04-03
Synopsis: I am hosting a webserver at my company which allows our clients to gain access to a downloads and helpdesk ticketing section. Once the client authenticates via a username and password they are allowed to gain access to the restricted members site. My company has a sales demo server which hosts our product and allows a client/potential client to demo new features through a Citrix Web environment. The user account and password of the day to gain access to the demo box would be posted in a section that only clients can see. We have an account on the the box that is to be used by all clients; however the password needs to be changed daily. I have an Excel spreadsheet that contains 400 random passwords that I gave to our webmaster. He knows how to have the password pull from the spreadsheet each day, but my question is how can I synchronise the password to mach whatever the new password being posted is and have the NT password change fully automated? Thank you very much for your help. Please let me know if I need to be clearer.