[Samba] smb/unix password sync

Paul Miller paul-samba at pinheiro.tcimet.net
Mon Feb 4 22:39:49 GMT 2002

Yes, yes.  I have that working, but I want to sync the other way: using
passwd to sync smbpasswd.  I read somewhere that you can do this with
pam "stacking" or something, but I have no idea how to do this.  I know
Samba is compiled with pam support and I have the pam/smb module installed
(Debian 2.2.3-1 package).  Does anyone have experience with pam that can


> In RedHat Linux 7.1 and samba 2.2.2 this is working fine:
> passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
> passwd chat = *new*password* %n\n *new*password* %n\n *success*
> unix password sync = Yes
> To obtain a working passwd chat, run passwd manually and look at the
> output.
> Then, use that output to build the 'passwd chat' string
> Oliver
> Paul Miller wrote:
>>How can I use the pam_smbpass module to sync unix passwd with
>>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
>>smbpasswd.  (Not all unix accounts have access to samba).
> --
> Oliver Schulze L.
> oliver at samera.com.py
> Asuncion-Paraguay

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