[Samba] Password syncing

Osama Dengler osama at denglernet.de
Wed May 14 08:25:31 GMT 2003

You might want to have a look at http://www.denglernet.de/
The package synchronizes passwords between windows and LDAP.
It's free and open source.


> I have searched and searched but haven't found any responses on the the 
> list for this problem.
> I am using Samba 2.2.8.  I use Kerberos 5 with ldap for the system 
> accounts.  I am just learning about kerberos and ldap, so I am by no means 
> any expert.  I plan on trying to use the Samba with ldap HOWTO later on but 
> I wanted to get the initial services working first.
> I have configured PAM so that when passwd is run, it successfully changes 
> the kerberos password and the samba password at the same time.  I noticed 
> that it really doesn't care what the samba password is set to, it just 
> overwrites anything that is already in the smbpasswd file.
> I also have successfully configured Samba to change the samba password from 
> the windows client (using the change password feature in 
> Ctrl-Alt-Del).  The only way I could get the password change from the 
> client to work was to set "unix password sync = no" but I would like the 
> functionality of this, so that when a user changes their samba password 
> from the client, it changes both of the passwords.
> Does anyone have an idea on how to fix this?
> Thanks,
> Doug
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