[Samba] Silly question??

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Jul 12 10:33:32 GMT 2002

Darryl Harvey wrote:
> Ok, so this may be silly question, but I can't find the answer anywhere
> I've looked.
> I have Samba up and running. I have manually added users and all are
> working great.
> My question is simple, whats the easiest way to add users?
> If they exist inthe /etc/passwd file, I suppose that running "smbpasswd -a
> username" is the best option to add the user...
> Can this be done via any means apart from a shell session ??
> I want to pass this machine over to a non-linux person and making them open
> up a shell session and enter commands as root scares me...
> What options do I have?

SWAT, Webmin or User manager for domains.  Both will still need the root
pw, just not the root shell prompt.  User manager will need an 'add user
script' if the unix user doesn't exist yet.

> Also as a side note, how do users change their passwords?  Do they also
> need a shell session to initiate smbpasswd ?   or is there some other method?

Just the user password change on the windows client, or SWAT.

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