[Samba] Bind failed: Inappropriate authentication

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Jun 19 07:13:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, 17 Jun 2002, Irving Carrion wrote:

> Every time I try and add a user to samba using 'smbpasswd -a -m meuser' I
> get the following error messages:
> Bind failed: Inappropriate authentication
> Bind failed: Inappropriate authentication
> Failed to add entry for user meuser.
> Failed to modify password entry for user meuser
> These are the steps from the docs that I take to create a user:
>  Step 1. /usr/sbin/useradd -g 100 -d /dev/null -c "meuser" -s /bin/false
> meuser$ 
>  Step 2. passwd -l meuser$ 
>  Step 3. smbpasswd -a -m meuser

Did you set the ldap admin dn in smb,.conf and the associated password 
using smbpasswd -w?

cheers, jerry
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