smbpasswd in an LDAP directory

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Sat Jun 30 12:38:00 GMT 2001

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On Sat, 30 Jun 2001, Ignacio Coupeau wrote:

> > I just checked in a schema file for storing smbpasswd in LDAP
> > (works with OpenLDAP 2.0) and some import/export perl scripts.
> > This does not means that Samba can read information directly
> > from LDAP, but for those interested in have a cron job gernated
> > the smbpasswd file from LDAP, this will work.  Also means that
> > LDAP can be used to replicate smbpasswd to multiple servers :)
> >
> Looks fine, and can solve a lot of problems... perhaps in the
> a test about pwdLastSet (old/newer than) may help
> with the passwd-sync for an user that changes the passwd in several
> severs sharing the same lm/ntPassword...

The import/export scripts can be made a lot more robust.
The rational for providing some quick support was that the
passdb stuff is still a ways off.  This at least gives admins
a means of using LDAP without major code changes (being so
close to a 2.2.1 release).

Thanks for all the FAQ's you been maintaining over the past
months (years)  :)

cheers, jerry
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