samba4, samba-tool command

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed May 4 16:47:37 MDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 11:06 -0400, Theresa Halloran wrote:
> On 5/3/2011 10:56 AM, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > Should password be a thing on its own ("samba-tool password set"),
> > rather than having it under user ("samba-tool user setpassword')? I'm
> > not sure either way. "samba-tool password" probably has more going for
> > it historically, but I think as a new user I would look under user.
> Interesting.....I hadn't thought of user being the object of a password 
> change / set.
> I thought of it as the password itself being the "object".
> That is something I will definitely think about......makes sense 
> especially in the case
> of an administrator setting a user's password (vs. a user resetting 
> their own password).

I certainly think that the password should simply be a modifier on
various objects, such as user, and possibly join (mymachinepw ->
'samba-tool join show password' perhaps?).  The distinction between set
and change password also needs to be maintained. 

As to things like 'vampire', that should go away - it's the 'backup'
method to 'net join dc' until we ensure it's not needed any more. 

Thanks for taking this on, and do watch out for this becoming the
proverbial bike shed...

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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