Removing (get|set)-auth-user from wbinfo

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Aug 12 11:00:41 MDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 03:43:09PM +0200, Kai Blin wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm currently trying to get wbinfo in samba3 and samba4 to use the same code.
> I've successfully eliminated all uses of lp_ functions. Those have a different 
> API in S3 and S4 and also were a violation of abstraction layers.
> Now, in my quest to make wbinfo only use libwbclient functions I've stumbled 
> over the --get-auth-user and --set-auth-user parameters. Those call into 
> passdb/secrets.c to get/set "the authorised user for winbindd access", 
> whatever that is used for.
> Is there any problem with me removing those?

No idea. I myself haven't used them for a while, and in
general I'd say that is a broken concept.

But you might probably better ask on samba at if
someone still needs them. If within, say, two weeks nobody
replies, maybe we could consider ditching them.

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