[Samba] passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

Keith Fernandez keith at theargoncompany.com
Fri Jan 31 15:04:54 GMT 2003


I am trying to add a new user to my RedHat 8.0 System running samba 2.2.7-1a
This is the error I get.

[root at localhost named]# useradd -g users mandy
[root at localhost named]# passwd mandy
Changing password for user mandy.
New password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is too short
Retype new password:
Failed to find entry for user mandy.

passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

This error is only when I am creating a new user. Password sync happens if there is an existing user.
if after using useradd -g users mandy
I do a smbpassword -a mandy
then everything is fine....
What could be the problem...

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