[Samba] ldap smbpasswd

Alexei Monastyrnyi alexeim at orcsoftware.com
Tue Feb 1 15:03:51 GMT 2005

I'm using script smbldap-usermod -a >username>, which creates SAMBA 
attrs for existing POSIX account...
It is from smbldap-tools kit.
After that smbldap-passwd <username> is good for syncing UNIX and SAMBA 

Had to tweak the script a bit cause it creates displayName attribute as 
"System User" which is no good...


synrat wrote:

> what in that case do I do with an account that already exists in
> ldap but only needs samba attributes added to it ?
> Alex Satrapa wrote:
>> On 1 Feb 2005, at 03:12, synrat wrote:
>>> ... when trying smpasswd -a to add samba attributes to ldap account. 
>>> it seems like smbpasswd is trying to
>>> add an entry ...
>> That is what the '-a' option does - tells smbpasswd to add the 
>> account, as documented in the man page.
>> In my setup, if I add a user (using smbldap-tools collection) I can 
>> then set the passwd using "smbpasswd username".
>> Alex

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