While not explicitly stated in either the RFC for password policy (http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-behera-ldap-password-policy-10), an authenticated session with admin privileges should avoid password policy checks. For example, a user might change his password and forget it soon thereafter. At which point he would contact an administrator and ask to have it reset again. If an ads-pwdMinAge is set longer than the elapsed time, even the administrator is unable to fix the problem (short of modifying the pwdChangedTime by hand before making the request). Other LDAP implementations like Active Directory do this, and operating systems like windows and unix do this... Would it not make sense to do the same here?