[Samba] smb/unix password sync

Terry Davis tdavis at birddog.com
Sun Feb 3 23:53:03 GMT 2002

wouldn't a shell script work here?  Write a script that takes arguments 
and pass them to smbpasswd and passwd individually.

# $1 = username
# $2 = passwd

echo "$2" | passwd --stdin $1
smbpasswd $1 "$2"

then call it with    script.sh username "password"

or you can feed the password on stdin.  I don't know of the security 
concerns here so someone speak up.

Paul Miller wrote:

> How can I use the pam_smbpass module to sync unix passwd with smbpasswd?
> Here's the details:
> I'm using both passwd and smbpasswd.  When passwords are changed with
> smbpasswd, passwd is sync'd.  I would like it so when passwds are changed
> with passwd, smbpasswd is sync'd if-and-only-if a user exists in
> smbpasswd.  (Not all unix accounts have access to samba).

Terry Davis
Systems Administrator
BirdDog Solutions, Inc.
(402) 829-6059

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