[Samba] smbpasswd and ldap

Geddes jgeddes at unb.ca
Wed Apr 16 17:36:29 GMT 2003

Hi All,

Is it possible for smbpasswd to authenicate and update samba password in 
an LDAP tree. I know that this works for su however it doesn't work for 
joe user. When I try to change the password this is what I get:

Old SMB password:
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
machine rejected the password change: Error was : RAP86: The 
specified password is invalid.
Failed to change password for jgeddes30

My Old password is valid... What I don't understand is why smbpasswd does 
not ask for my password to authenicate to the tree and once authenicated 
then do the modifies on the password. 

Please let me know if people are able to update there samba passwords 
using smbpasswd and only having there samba info in the LDAP.

Jeff Geddes, BSc(UNB)
Computer Systems Specialist
University of New Brunswick
Faculty of Computer Science
eMail: jgeddes at unb.ca
office: Rm. E119
phone : (506) 452-6102
fax   : (506) 453-3566

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