Generating lmPassword and ntPassword values with openssl?

Gerald Carter jerry at
Fri Feb 8 06:13:11 GMT 2002

On Thu, 7 Feb 2002, Jon L.Gardner wrote:

> Generating a standard UNIX password hash with openssl is straightforward:
> openssl passwd -crypt <plaintext_password>
> Is there a way to do the same thing to generate the lmPassword and 
> ntPassword values to store in an LDAP server, so that Samba can 
> authenticate off of it?

I dunno about openssl, but I think I uploaded a source tarball named 
smbencrypt that would do this (based on some old NISgina code from Nigel 
Williams which was originally based off parts of Samba).

chau, jerry
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