Good Morning, Does anybody know if Moodle has a setting or restriction on password recycling? By this I mean is there limit say on how many passwords you have to have used before you can use the same one again? In all my years of working with Moodle is something which I've never really thought about but recently we've been having some issues with students who can log into our network but can't log into Moodle even though it's the same login (we are using LDAP to authenticate). The only way to fix this had been to re-set the students password to something which they have never used before. Cheers,
Hi, After doing some further research and testing I have come up with the following solution which I'll post here in case others have the same problem in future. Probably the easiest solution, is to ensure that Moodle doesn’t store the LDAP password. In http:/yourmoodlesite/admin/auth_config.php?auth=ldap Bind settings Hide passwords Select yes to prevent passwords from being stored in Moodle's DB. This way when learners log in the password is checked from the LDAP server not Moodle. Also check the LDAP password expiration settings. Expiration Select No to disable expired password checking or LDAP to read passwordexpiration time directly from LDAP Hope this helps.