Problem with SFTP PASSWD_CHANGEREQ
|Reported by:||lessig_fma||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||Cc:||lessig_fma, Tim Kosse|
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We have a SSH 2 server which is configured to use expiring passwords.
After a password is expired logon attempts will be answered with a PASSWD_CHANGEREQ. Uponn receiving this the client is supposed to prompt the user for a new password.
In the case of FileZilla 3.0.7 (and 3.0.6) Only an "Authentication failed" error is shown.
This is a problem as it neither helps the user to get to his files nor provides him with a reason why this is the case.
He has no way of knowing whether he entered an incorrect password or whether the password was correct but expired.
PuTTY which your SSH code is based on already addressed this and now supports PASSWD_CHANGEREQ since 0.59 (Jan 2007).