Mac Keychain and Active Directory problems
Posted on 2014-12-01
We have a bunch of Mac laptops in our organization. I am more of a Windows person and don't have much Mac experience. We have our Active Directory setup to require users to change their passwords every 90 days. It seems like we are constantly having problems with the Mac users when they change their Active Directory password. Because we also have a group policy to lock out users after 4 bad password attempts, our Mac users constantly get locked out of their domain accounts because of failed attempts (apparently) when they change their expiring password. My basic understanding is that the "keychain" thing on the Mac's still contain the old AD passwords and this is why they keep getting locked out. I also know that in the Keychain access program, there is an option to "change password for keychain logon". Even when we change this to match the AD password, it still seems to lock users out frequently. In addition, it seems that MS Outlook (on the macs) still require credentials when the AD password is changed. My question is, I'd like to understand the AD password on the Mac's better so I can try and find out why users are constantly getting locked out when they reset their passwords. There still seems to be a missing component even when we set the option to "chane password for keychain access". In Windows, it's a very simple thing to change your AD password, but it's very different on the Mac (at least it seems).