Brian C. Huffman bhuffman at
Thu Mar 10 08:24:57 MST 2011

On 03/09/2011 02:46 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> This is quite incorrect, and I'm sorry you have not been given the
> advise you need, and that samba-tool is not yet as self-documenting as
> we would desire.
> The command you are after is
> samba-tool setpassword
What's the difference between 'samba-tool setpassword' and 'samba-tool 
password set'?

It seems that on my system, 'samba-tool password set' does something, 
but whatever I type does not seem to work for the new password

I tried: "samba-tool password set <user> -U administrator" and it indeed 
asks for the new password and the administrator password and appears to 
take both without complaining.  But the account is not able to login 
with the new password.

After re-reading your email, I tried 'samba-tool setpassword' and that 
seems to work...

Just want to understand.


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