Brad Langhorst brad at
Tue May 15 22:34:18 GMT 2001

I've searched the archives and found some references to pam_smbpass
but nothing helpful.

I want to do the same thing lots of other people want to do with samba...
keep my unix password db in sync with the samba password db.

So on the samba side i have it thing set up to chat to the system and update 
the unix password - works fine.

I want to make passwd do the same thing from the unix side - so I searched 
around and it seems that pam_smbpass is designed for just this situation.
I downloaded the rpm (redhat 7 machine) and installed with no trouble.

then I put it into pam.d (system-auth)
auth        sufficient    /lib/security/ likeauth nullok md5 shadow
auth        required      /lib/security/
account     sufficient    /lib/security/
account     required      /lib/security/
password    required      /lib/security/ retry=3
password    sufficient   /lib/security/ nullok use_authtok md5 
password    required      /lib/security/ nullok use_authtok 
password    required      /lib/security/
session     required      /lib/security/
session     required      /lib/security/

system-auth is used like this in redhat (from passwd)
auth       required     /lib/security/ service=system-auth
account    required     /lib/security/ service=system-auth
password   required     /lib/security/ service=system-auth

but only the unix password is updated
no errors in the logs, no screen output just no update

I saw a post about the position in the stack so i tried moving smbpass up one 
line.  I get this message if I do that.
passwd jsk
Changing password for user jsk
passwd: User not known to the underlying authentication module.

How can I figure out what is going on?  Is there some kind of debug flag 
(didn't see it in the docs...)

thanks for any nudges in the right direction.


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