I have joined ubuntu 14.04 on domin using PBIS. when i check mark on my window server for change password at next login for one user and try to change it , I am unable to do it.

  • Type passwd in the terminal and enter a new password when asked.
    – Adriaan
    Jul 27, 2016 at 19:06
  • Actually i have done check mark on window server for user must change password at next login. i try to change password when login prompt appear in ubuntu. it is not happening.
    – pankaj
    Jul 29, 2016 at 16:07
  • I know. That doesn't always work. Just login and type passwd in the terminal
    – Adriaan
    Jul 30, 2016 at 16:39
  • is there no solution for this except changing password from terminal using passwd command. but when password expire i have to change always from AD for all ubuntu system.
    – pankaj
    Aug 1, 2016 at 23:58

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I found a workaround. (it works on Mint, so I suppose it works on Ubuntu too)

You have the issue with GUI, but if you switch to a console tty (example: ctrl-alt-F5) you don't. at login you'll be asked to change password (and it works) after that, you need to switch back to GUI (default should be ctrl-alt-f7)

On Mint, I found that with some themes of login manager it works with GUI too (i.e. the "ugly" simple/clean GTK)

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