New users unable to set passwd

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Wed Jul 14 19:44:54 GMT 1999

Jarod King wrote:
> Ok, I know there's gotta be a simple answer to this.  We put a whole
> bunch of users into the password file, with no password set.  When the
> user tries to set their password initially, this is what happens:
> > Old SMB password:
> > New SMB password:
> > Retype new SMB password:
> > machine rejected the password change: Error was : The specified password is invalid.
> > Failed to change password for slwhite
> In the above example, nothing was typed for the old smb password, just
> <enter>.  If root sets an initial password, though, the user is able to
> change it without problem.  Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

Do you have "null passwords = true" set ?


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

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