[Samba] whats the diffrence between sambaNTPassword and userPassword

Ingo Steuwer steuwer at univention.de
Wed May 30 10:59:37 GMT 2007

Am Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2007 08:25 schrieb ml at bortal.de:
> Hello List,
> whats the diffrence of sambaNTPassword and userPassword?

I assume you are using LDAP as backend?

sambaLMPassword and sambaNTPassword are the Hashes samba uses (for its LM and 
NT Hash), userPassword is used for ldapbind or nss_ldap and can contain for 
example SHA, MD5 or CRYPT hashes.

> I guess they have a diffrent hash, but why?

Samba needs NT/LM hashes for communication with windows while not every POSIX 
client may use them as userpassword.

Same is true for values like password or account expirience dates.

> And do they both get updated if the user changes his password?

Depends on your setup, you may use PAM and samba scripts as described in 
common Samba/LDAP-Howtos. There are example-Scripts in the samba-distribution 
which may help, too.

> Thanks, Mario

Ingo Steuwer

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