[Samba] Samba 3 ldap password sync

Adam Williams adam at morrison-ind.com
Mon May 3 19:26:47 GMT 2004

> Well, I seem to have gotten past the most difficult parts as far as Samba and LDAP
> are concerned. I'm able to have a user log in to the domain, and get authenticated
> via LDAP. The user can also change the LDAP password from the Windows screen
> (control-alt-delete->change password). So most stuff as far as the windows domain
> login appears.
> My problem is this. Linux and other users need to be able to change their ldap
> password. If they log into the box, or change it via a web interface it changes
> their ldap password, but samba doesn't seem to recognize it. For example as root I
> changed a users password via the command line and it said it was changing the LDAP
> password. I confirmed the password was changed by accessing a web page that
> authenticates using ldap and the new password worked. I then tried to access via
> samba and the new password did no work.
> Am I doing something wrong or missing something obvious? Does samba cache passwords
> somewhere? I've got ldap sync set to on but that doesn't appear to be working. 

Are you using smbpasswd to change the users password?

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