LDAP PHP Change Password Page

Here is my quick page to allow users to change their own passwords.  To use this page, the LDAP server should to be local (as I am not connecting via SSL) and the page should to be on a secure site (https://).

 *   LDAP PHP Change Password Webpage
 *   @author:   Matt Rude <http://mattrude.com>
 *   @website:  http://technology.mattrude.com/2010/11/ldap-php-change-password-webpage/
 *                 Version 2, June 1991
 * Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
 * 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
 * Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
 * of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
$message = array();
$message_css = "";
function changePassword($user,$oldPassword,$newPassword,$newPasswordCnf){
  global $message;
  global $message_css;
  $server = "localhost";
  $dn = "ou=People,dc=example";
  $con = ldap_connect($server);
  ldap_set_option($con, LDAP_OPT_PROTOCOL_VERSION, 3);
  // bind anon and find user by uid
  $user_search = ldap_search($con,$dn,"(|(uid=$user)(mail=$user))");
  $user_get = ldap_get_entries($con, $user_search);
  $user_entry = ldap_first_entry($con, $user_search);
  $user_dn = ldap_get_dn($con, $user_entry);
  $user_id = $user_get[0]["uid"][0];
  $user_givenName = $user_get[0]["givenName"][0];
  $user_search_arry = array( "*", "ou", "uid", "mail", "passwordRetryCount", "passwordhistory" );
  $user_search_filter = "(|(uid=$user_id)(mail=$user))";
  $user_search_opt = ldap_search($con,$user_dn,$user_search_filter,$user_search_arry);
  $user_get_opt = ldap_get_entries($con, $user_search_opt);
  $passwordRetryCount = $user_get_opt[0]["passwordRetryCount"][0];
  $passwordhistory = $user_get_opt[0]["passwordhistory"][0];
  //$message[] = "Username: " . $user_id;
  //$message[] = "DN: " . $user_dn;
  //$message[] = "Current Pass: " . $oldPassword;
  //$message[] = "New Pass: " . $newPassword;
  /* Start the testing */
  if ( $passwordRetryCount == 3 ) {
    $message[] = "Error E101 - Your Account is Locked Out!!!";
    return false;
  if (ldap_bind($con, $user_dn, $oldPassword) === false) {
    $message[] = "Error E101 - Current Username or Password is wrong.";
    return false;
  if ($newPassword != $newPasswordCnf ) {
    $message[] = "Error E102 - Your New passwords do not match!";
    return false;
  $encoded_newPassword = "{SHA}" . base64_encode( pack( "H*", sha1( $newPassword ) ) );
  $history_arr = ldap_get_values($con,$user_dn,"passwordhistory");
  if ( $history_arr ) {
    $message[] = "Error E102 - Your new password matches one of the last 10 passwords that you used, you MUST come up with a new password.";
    return false;
  if (strlen($newPassword) < 8 ) {
    $message[] = "Error E103 - Your new password is too short.<br/>Your password must be at least 8 characters long.";
    return false;
  if (!preg_match("/[0-9]/",$newPassword)) {
    $message[] = "Error E104 - Your new password must contain at least one number.";
    return false;
  if (!preg_match("/[a-zA-Z]/",$newPassword)) {
    $message[] = "Error E105 - Your new password must contain at least one letter.";
    return false;
  if (!preg_match("/[A-Z]/",$newPassword)) {
    $message[] = "Error E106 - Your new password must contain at least one uppercase letter.";
    return false;
  if (!preg_match("/[a-z]/",$newPassword)) {
    $message[] = "Error E107 - Your new password must contain at least one lowercase letter.";
    return false;
  if (!$user_get) {
    $message[] = "Error E200 - Unable to connect to server, you may not change your password at this time, sorry.";
    return false;
  $auth_entry = ldap_first_entry($con, $user_search);
  $mail_addresses = ldap_get_values($con, $auth_entry, "mail");
  $given_names = ldap_get_values($con, $auth_entry, "givenName");
  $password_history = ldap_get_values($con, $auth_entry, "passwordhistory");
  $mail_address = $mail_addresses[0];
  $first_name = $given_names[0];
  /* And Finally, Change the password */
  $entry = array();
  $entry["userPassword"] = "$encoded_newPassword";
  if (ldap_modify($con,$user_dn,$entry) === false){
    $error = ldap_error($con);
    $errno = ldap_errno($con);
    $message[] = "E201 - Your password cannot be change, please contact the administrator.";
    $message[] = "$errno - $error";
  } else {
    $message_css = "yes";
    mail($mail_address,"Password change notice","Dear $first_name,
Your password on http://support.example.com for account $user_id was just changed. If you did not make this change, please contact support@example.com.
If you were the one who changed your password, you may disregard this message.
    $message[] = "The password for $user_id has been changed.<br/>An informational email as been sent to $mail_address.<br/>Your new password is now fully Active.";
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<title>Password Change Page</title>
<style type="text/css">
body { font-family: Verdana,Arial,Courier New; font-size: 0.7em; }
th { text-align: right; padding: 0.8em; }
#container { text-align: center; width: 500px; margin: 5% auto; }
.msg_yes { margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; color: green; background: #D4EAD4; border: 1px solid green; border-radius: 10px; margin: 2px; }
.msg_no { margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; color: red; background: #FFF0F0; border: 1px solid red; border-radius: 10px; margin: 2px; }
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
<div id="container">
<h2>Password Change Page</h2>
<p>Your new password must be 8 characters long or longer and have at least:<br/>
one capital letter, one lowercase letter, &amp; one number.<br/>
You must use a new password, your current password<br/>can not be the same as your new password.</p>
      if (isset($_POST["submitted"])) {
        global $message_css;
        if ($message_css == "yes") {
          ?><div class="msg_yes"><?php
         } else {
          ?><div class="msg_no"><?php
          $message[] = "Your password was not changed.";
        foreach ( $message as $one ) { echo "<p>$one</p>"; }
      } ?>
<form action="<?php print $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" name="passwordChange" method="post">
<table style="width: 400px; margin: 0 auto;">
<tr><th>Username or Email Address:</th><td><input name="username" type="text" size="20px" autocomplete="off" /></td></tr>
<tr><th>Current password:</th><td><input name="oldPassword" size="20px" type="password" /></td></tr>
<tr><th>New password:</th><td><input name="newPassword1" size="20px" type="password" /></td></tr>
<tr><th>New password (again):</th><td><input name="newPassword2" size="20px" type="password" /></td></tr>
<tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align: center;" >
<input name="submitted" type="submit" value="Change Password"/>
<button onclick="$('frm').action='changepassword.php';$('frm').submit();">Cancel</button>

SSH with no password

When working with different Linux/Unix servers, or when working with a Secure GIT repo, life is much easier after you have setup an SSH public & private keys.  Setting up a public & private key is really pretty simple.

Start out by create a public & private key.

ssh-keygen -t dsa

You will now be prompted for a location and a few other options, the best anwser is the default, so just enter threw these.  You will also be asked to create a password, creating a password at this step will require you to enter the password every time you wish to use the key, so best bet is to just enter threw those questions also.  After you have created your new key, go into your “.ssh” folder (note the . before ssh) and copy your public key to remote servers.

cd .ssh

Next we want to rename the public key so we wont confuse it after sending it to the world.

cp id_dsa.pub matt_dsa.pub

Wonderful, now all we need to do is copy the public key to a remote server

scp matt_dsa.pub remote_server.example.com:~/.ssh

Note, the above example copies the public into the remote server’s .ssh folder, if the server dose not have a .ssh folder, you may need to create it.  After the public key has been copied, we need to put it into the “authorized_keys” file.

cat matt_dsa.pub &amp;gt;&amp;gt; authorized_keys

and that’s it, just exit out of your remote server, and try to connect again, it should not ask you for a password, but just now connect.  If you are using this your git account, just copy this key into the git’s users authorized_keys file.

Fail2Ban Setup with RoundCube

In order for Fail2Ban to be able to ban IP addresses from computers trying to break into RoundCube. RoundCube needs to write the IP address of the offending system in it’s logs. To accomplish this, run the following patch from the root of your RoundCube directory, or modify the program/lib/imap.inc file directly.


Index: program/lib/imap.inc
--- program/lib/imap.inc        (revision 2446)
+++ program/lib/imap.inc        (working copy)
@@ -428,7 +428,7 @@
&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;
if ($result == -3) fclose($conn-&amp;amp;gt;fp); // BYE response
&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;
-    $conn-&amp;amp;gt;error    .= 'Authentication for ' . $user . ' failed (AUTH): &amp;amp;quot;';
+    $conn-&amp;amp;gt;error    .= 'Authentication for ' . $user . ' (' . getenv(&amp;amp;quot;REMOTE_ADDR&amp;amp;quot;) . ') failed (AUTH): &amp;amp;quot;';
$conn-&amp;amp;gt;error    .= htmlspecialchars($line) . '&amp;amp;quot;';
$conn-&amp;amp;gt;errorNum  = $result;

Once you have RoundCube patched, you may use the below config and filter in Fail2Ban to block the IP address from RoundCube’s logs.


enabled  = true
port     = http,https
filter   = roundcube
action   = iptables-multiport[name=roundcube, port=&amp;amp;quot;http,https&amp;amp;quot;]
logpath  = /var/logs/httpd/errors


failregex = IMAP Error: Authentication for .* (&amp;amp;lt;HOST&amp;amp;amp;lg;) failed ((?:LOGIN|AUTH)):
ignoreregex =