[Samba] changing unix password with samba

Merle Reine merle.reine at lindows.com
Thu Feb 19 06:31:00 GMT 2004

Thanks for all your suggestions.  I finally figured it out by running
smbpasswd as a non root user.  It then syncs the unix password.  We are
a linux only shop and not a windows machine to be found anywhere.  The
web script I found to change the smbpasswd via the web can be downloaded

Worked like a charm and requires oldpasswd and new passwd.

By the way, why are any of you still using windows?  Linux is free,
faster, more secure, more stable, blah, blah, blah. 

Just my 2 cents.

Thanks again.

-----Original Message-----
From: rruegner [mailto:robowarp at gmx.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 11:59 AM
To: Merle Reine; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] changing unix password with samba

Hi, depending on your setup ( Ldap or tdbsam....smbpasswd )
there are different ways, the idea of the webfrontend is one way
but sync passwords with pam modules the other
so the users can change there passwords with cntrl - alt delete
like it is usual in windows,
i got it to work with ldap too. ( windows gives failure messages but the
password got really changed )
Best Regards
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Merle Reine" <merle.reine at lindows.com>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 4:00 AM
Subject: [Samba] changing unix password with samba

> I am running RedHat 9 and samba.  I need to be able to set one
> for each user and sync them with ssh, web, unix password.
> i.e. When I change samba pass, it changes unix, ftp, etc.  Is this
> possible with samba?  I saw that it is if you are running windows and
> then you can change the unix pass via samba.  Is this possible when
> running linux.  I just want to easily administer my users.  I have a
> cgi script to change the unix password which can be modifed to change
> samba pass.  This would allow users to change all their passwords in
> place.
> Any help is much appreciated.
> Merle
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