passdb backend changed

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Thu Jul 6 15:37:31 GMT 2006

On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 16:51 +0200, Heinrich Mislik wrote:
> Hi,
> Paramter passdb backend changed from P_LIST to P_STRING. Something 
> like (from man page):
>  passdb backend = tdbsam:/etc/samba/private/passdb.tdb \
>                    smbpasswd:/etc/samba/smbpasswd
> will not work. Log says:
> Any reason behind this?
Yes, support for multiple backends was removed because it significantly
complicated the passdb code. The pdbsql project has a 'pdb_multisam'
module that provides this functionality now (though it is still

From 3.0.23rc3's WHATSNEW.txt:

Passdb Changes

The "passdb backend" parameter no long accepts multiple backends 
in a chaining configuration.  Also be aware that the SQL and XML 
based passdb modules have been removed in this release.  More 
information of external support for a SQL passdb module can be 
found at



Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at> -
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