[Samba] Samba / Ldap Password Issues - bump ;-)

jamie mcparlandj at newberg.k12.or.us
Mon Apr 12 18:32:03 GMT 2004

Sorry to repost this question.. But I am at my wits end.. The server has
been off line for 2 weeks. So I will have to downgrade to samba 2.X by the
end of the day unless a miracle happens ;)

I'm having some issues with samba 3 and my ldap passwords. First I'll tell
you what I'm working with.

Ldap server is RH 7.3 and openldap 2.0.25 DBM

Samba 3.0.2a-1 using ldapsam_compat (Compiled from RPM source by me ) on

Samba 2.2.8-1.ldap on RH9

The Samba 2 works great. Auth against ldap no problem, has been for over a

The Samba 3 does not work.. Well not really. If I change the users password
using smbldap-passwd.pl (or the ldap webmin module) to the same (or
- Jamie

 different) password they had before it works.

When I look at the nt and lan hashes in the ldap records they have not

It's almost like I need to some how touch the ldap record for it to work

This is really confusing.. Any one have an idea?

- Jamie

Heres a sample LDIF record

dn: uid=mimc08,ou=People,dc=newberg,dc=k12,dc=or,dc=us
shadowLastChange: 12370
rid: 11126
primaryGroupID: 11127
acctFlags: [U          ]
gecos: Millen Mc
uidNumber: 5063
userPassword: {crypt}PIsNAk2Yp2XmU
gidNumber: 501
objectClass: account
objectClass: posixAccount
objectClass: sambaAccount
objectClass: top
objectClass: shadowAccount
objectClass: inetorgperson
objectClass: apple-user
objectClass: extensibleObject
objectClass: newberg
lmPassword: 57E3A052197F90B0AAD3B435B51404EE
homeDirectory: /data/students/mimc08
ntPassword: DF32985352318202CC224ECFD06B0599
cn: Millen Mc
sn: null
loginShell: /bin/false
uid: mimc08


Heres a copy of my smb.conf

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2004/04/05 14:33:34

# Global parameters
        log level = 10
        wins support = Yes
        ldap server = ldap.newberg.k12.or.us
        ldap port = 389
        passdb backend = ldapsam_compat:ldap://ldap.newberg.k12.or.us/,
        ldap suffix = dc=newberg,dc=k12,dc=or,dc=us
        ldap admin dn = uid=root,ou=People,dc=newberg,dc=k12,dc=or,dc=us
        ldap ssl = no

        valid users = %S
        read only = No
        browseable = No

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