[Samba] Re: [GLUG] Samba password changes?

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Tue Oct 8 12:10:01 GMT 2002

Adriaan.Putter at aventis.com wrote:
> hi,
> i've setup a LDAP server with account information,
> and compiled samba with ldap support.
> everything works great, except for the password changes
> i still have to run two seprate commands ( passwd, smbpasswd )
> to change a users password.
> i've tried to put the pam_smbpasswd.so module into
> system-auth, but that does work?

No, pam_smbpasswd is meant for modifying the smbpasswd file, it doesn't 
do anything else.

I found the best solution was to use:

unix password sync = yes
pam password change = yes
passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *Retype*new*UNIX*password* %n\n 

(not sure if the passwd chat is necessary)

and then modify your /etc/pam.d/passwd to do password changes via LDAP. 
This ensures that password changes from samba apply the same rules that 
any other password change would apply.

Only problem I have now is if a user does a unix password change, it 
currently won't change their windows password, but I believe there is a 
hacked pam_ldap which will do that too.

(I have some issues with the idealx stuff, but it should all work out 
the box on recent Mandrake RPMs).


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