Samba-tng PDC- OpenLDAP - UNIX password sync problem

Jody Haynes Jody.Haynes at
Thu Sep 14 21:02:33 GMT 2000

Samba-tng PDC -- OpenLDAP  -- UNIX password sync problem

I'm running samba-tng 2.6 on Linux 6.2 with OpenLDAP 1.2.11.  I have a samba PDC storing its password information 
in LDAP.  I'm also using the following pam modules:  pam_ldap and nss_ldap.

The problem is that I really don't know a way to use the password sync parameter and have it sync the UNIX 
passwords in LDAP.

Everything works great if I keep the UNIX passwords in the password/shadow files but when I migrate 
them into LDAP the password sync is broken.

I tried using the password program parameter with a script  but that did not work:  

password program = <path to program>/<program name> %u %o %n

I did not use the passwd chat parameter along with it.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to sync my UNIX password along with the samba passwords in LDAP?


          Jody Haynes
iSun Networks, Inc.
Email:    Jody.Haynes at

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