Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Deployment Planning Guide

Password Policies in a Replicated Environment

Configuration information for the default password policy is not replicated. Instead, it is part of the server instance configuration. If you modify the default password policy, the same modifications must be made on each server in the topology. If you need a password policy that is replicated, you must define a specialized password policy under a part of the directory tree that is replicated.

All password information that is stored in the user entry is replicated. This information includes the current password, password history, password expiration dates and so forth.

Consider the following impact of password policies in a replicated environment: