ADPassMon updated to v2.20.10

Download the new version here.

This release fixes a bug that caused the preferences window to appear every time ADPassMon was launched (unless you had prefsLocked enabled). The preferences window is only supposed to appear the first time you launch ADPassMon when preferences aren’t locked.

13 thoughts on “ADPassMon updated to v2.20.10

  1. Thanks Peter,

    On the previous version i’d been using pwPolicy to set a password change message.
    If i have “Allow password changes, using: ADPassMon” set is there a key i can use to change the text in the password reset window ?


  2. New to this app and thought I would check it out but when I launch it under El Capitan, I don’t see any menu item. It does show up in Activity Monitor though. The two systems I tried it on are both bound to our domain.

    • Also, are your user accounts local or mobile? If they are local, then you’ll need to do defaults write org.pmbuko.adpassmon runIfLocal -bool true to allow it to fully load.

      • Thanks! It’s a local account so the defaults command got things going. Unfortunately I’m guessing at this point it might not work in our environment. My account has a 1 year expiration for the password and it’s showing 10523686 days until it expires. We’re in the middle of a migration from one domain to another and from what I understand we now have another system that controls the credentials in both domains. Due to that I’m guessing it won’t respond correctly. I’ve not talked to our network guys working on that project about it yet but hope to soon to confirm.

  3. Hi Peter, just wanted to ask about the little prompt pop up to grant access in Security & Privacy. My users don’t have admin rights to their logins. So when they click and drop the menu down to select change password, they click Deny on the prompt. What exactly happens when we deny? Are we missing something by not adding this?

    • This step allows ADPassMon to automatically bring up the password change dialog box. If you don’t set it up, then it will only be able to bring up the Users & Groups preference pane. You can configure ADPassMon so it never prompts about Security and Privacy by using this command:
      defaults write org.pmbuko.ADPassMon accTest 0

      Alternatively, you can use the ADPassMon password change method in the preferences. If you don’t have the latest version of ADPassMon, I encourage you to download it:

      • Okay cool. So configure first with the command line and then attempt password change. Good! And yes, we’re using your latest version, 2.20.10. Thanks a bunch!

  4. Howdy! Need a little help here. Wondering if anyone has seen this, but we have folks who’s PassMon disappears (the little expiration number to the left of the clock) or we can’t launch the app at all. When we double click it, it does nothing. It’s not on all our folks but a few. Any thoughts?

    • Marc, best thing to do is check for ADPassMon log entries. It should give some good clues about what’s going on. I’m guessing some of the computers it’s not working on have local accounts? The app won’t launch if it detects that you have a local account.

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