[Samba] Accounts/Passwords How does it work?
da at schaubroeck.be
Fri Jun 7 00:32:02 GMT 2002
Darryl Harvey wrote:
> I am getting very lost.
> I have a bunch of existing linux users.
> I want them to also be able to use the samba shares.. How do I easily
> get there usernames/passwords for access via samba?
> I have the following set;
> encrypt passwords = yes
> smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
> unix password sync = Yes
> At present I manually add each one with smbadduser,
> But that prompts me for their password.
> I haven't a clue what their passwords are and I do not want to start
> telling them that I have set it.
> Is there a way to;
> 1/. Add/Import existing users without changing the passwords (IE: keep
> them sync'ed whether they change them in linux, or in samba)
look at the "update encrypted" parameter in smb.conf.
> 2/. Add a user to the system so they are both linux and samba users in
> one go ?
you could write your own script or use webmin. Webmin is an excellent
web based interface which support synchronisation of samba and unix users.
> The docs are very vague here...
> What are my options?
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