To set/change passwords, I always use ConsoleOne, Properties of User,
Restrictions tab, Password Restrictions, Change Password.

I have users that need to access network folders over a VPN. They
don't have the Novell client installed, so I have CIFS setup for them.
Then I have to setup a Simple Password for them.

The Login Methods tab in ConsoleOne lists an NDS Password in addition
to the Simple Password. Is the NDS Password the same as the one that
I modify from the Restrictions tab? And how can I do away with the
need for these multiple passwords? Can CIFS use the same password
that the users enter when logging in via the Novell Client? Or can I
sync them somehow?