[Samba] mix encrypted/non-encrypted password

Thomas Spuhler thomas at btspuhler.com
Sat Feb 28 19:55:50 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004-02-28 at 05:31, flinchlock wrote:
> Quoting "Thomas Spuhler thomas-at-btspuhler.com |Samba|"
> <sw5lhtrrjk0t at sneakemail.com>:
> > We have lots of different MS boxes from W95 to XP
> > 
> > I would like to move from non encrypted password to encrypted
> > password
> > over a certain time period (don want to work all weekend!)
> > 
> > Is that possible and how. I didn't find anything on this subject
> man smb.conf
> [quote]
> update encrypted (G)
> This boolean parameter allows a user logging on with a plaintext
> password to have their encrypted (hashed) password in the smbpasswd
> file to be updated automatically as they log on. This option allows
> a site to migrate from plaintext password authentication (users
> authenticate with plaintext password over the wire, and are checked
> against a UNIX account database) to encrypted password
> authentication (the SMB challenge/response authentication
> mechanism) without forcing all users to re-enter their passwords
> via smbpasswd at the time the change is made. This is a convenience
> option to allow the change over to encrypted passwords to be made
> over a longer period. Once all users have encrypted representations
> of their passwords in the smbpasswd file this parameter should be
> set to no.
> In order for this parameter to work correctly the encrypt passwords
> parameter must be set to no when this parameter is set to yes.
> [/quote]
Thanks, I know this, but to reword my question, can you have encrypted
and non encrypted password simultaneously?

> Mike
> -- 
> SuSE 9.0 Pro (2.4.21-192-default) with samba-2.2.8a-107

Best Regards

Thomas Spuhler

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