[Samba] Synching Samba and user passwords

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Fri Apr 5 17:38:02 GMT 2002

Mac wrote:
> >From: "Angel Gabriel" <angel at daddyt.co.uk>
> >To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> >Subject: [Samba] Synching Samba and user passwords
> >Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 14:54:28 +0100
> >
> >Is it possible to sync the passwords that samba uses, with the usual
> >user passwords?
> If you're not using encrypted passwords, then Samba is using the usual
> user password already. (Unless you've done something wierd, like PAM or
> If you're using 'encrypted password = yes' then have a look at 'password
> sync' in smb.conf(5).  Note that your chat script will be critical to
> the whole thing and they can be awkward to debug.

The 'pam password change' paramater is more robust (using a C interface,
not a TTY) and can make this job easier at times (when configured

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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