[RFC] LDAP user management tools

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Wed Oct 13 21:42:10 GMT 1999

Seth Vidal wrote:
> as long as there is mention/functions available 
> for setting both samba and unix passwords(stored 
> in an LDAP database) at set time.

This would be fairly easy from the client side.
The real issue would be having the schema 
configured on the LDAP server.

> I think also that while it maybe wise to not 
> extend smbpasswd it might also be wise to consider 
> supporting flat file writing (not just ldap
> databases) so this tool can be used for smbpasswd 
> file maintenence as well.

Support smbpasswd would not be that hard.  You 
would loose the platform indenpendence though 
since the tool would have to run local to the 
smbpasswd file itself.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at eng.auburn.edu             http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw

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