[Samba] Can't change password with Windows XP (Change
jmarc1 at jemconsult.biz
Sun Feb 13 04:03:06 GMT 2005
That did the trick! I wonder why it stopped working?
Ganeshram Iyer <ganeshramiyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 00:29:51 -0000, James Marcinek
> <jmarc1 at jemconsult.biz> wrote:
> > Hello Everyone,
> > I've been trying to figure out why I can't change passwords with my windows
> > clients. I thought that at when I first built my smb.conf I could.
> > I'm running RHEL3 (I also have another system at a different location
> > FC3 with the same problem ).
> > I've been looking through my smb.conf (see excerpts):
> > # You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
> > # ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
> > # Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
> > encrypt passwords = yes
> > ; smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
> > passdb backend = tdbsam
> > # The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to
> > # update the Linux system password also.
> > # NOTE: Use these with 'encrypt passwords' and 'smb passwd file' above.
> > # NOTE2: You do NOT need these to allow workstations to change only
> > # the encrypted SMB passwords. They allow the Unix password
> > # to be kept in sync with the SMB password.
> > unix password sync = Yes
> > passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
> > passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password*
> > *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
> > We get an error now that states not authorized (or something like that) to
> > change password. These are Windows XP Pro systems.
> > The version of Samba is:
> > samba-3.0.9-1
> > This is driving me crazy.
> > Can anyone help me out?
> > Thanks,
> > James
> Hey James,
> I just recently played with this setup. I finally got it to work after
> debugging the output of the passwd command. Try this:
> passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *ReType*new*password* %n\n
> Keep in mind that this all has to be on one line. I have not included
> any line break stuff in there. Of course I must mention that I tried
> these on RedHat Enterprise Linux AS 3 with Samba 3.0.9-1.3E.2 and it
> work fine. If this does not work then you could try setting log level
> to 100 and passwd chat debug to yes and searching the log files for
> possible errors.
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