[Samba] Password synchronization

Jonathan Dean jon.dean at deanuk.net
Tue Sep 3 09:58:02 GMT 2002

I think you have to specify the entire output of the passwd program.

passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *Enter*new*UNIX*password:* %n\n *Retype*new*UNIX*password:* 
%n\n *passwd:*password*updated*successfully*
unix password sync = Yes

Hope that helps,

At 00:07 03/09/2002 -0400, Dominic Deferia wrote:

>Hi, I'm trying to synchronize my smbpasswd with passwd but I cannot get it
>to work. I am using samba 2.2.5.
>My smb.conf
>in my global i have these lines:
>       passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
>         passwd chat = *Enter* %n\n *Retype* %n\n
>         unix password sync = Yes
>I verified the path of the passwd program, typing the passwd program as root
>gives out the message
>debian:~# passwd dodie
>Enter new UNIX password:
>Retype new UNIX password:
>passwd: password updated successfully
>Tried also to put "passwd chat = *Enter* %n\n *Retype* %n\n *" but that
>didn't help as well. It does not sync with my passwd file everytime I change
>the smbpasswd from swat (password option). Any help is highly appreciated.
>Thank you in advance.
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Jonathan Dean
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Dept. Computer Science, University of Exeter, UK.
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Network Manager, Dean UK Networks.
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