[Samba] RE: Sync passwords unix/smb with FDS backend?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Jan 10 02:21:36 GMT 2008

On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 13:56 -0800, Deas, Jim wrote:
> Ryan,
>  That is close. We have several hundred unix accounts used by our Mac
> clients via pam/ldap authentication.
> Here is the scenario. Consider 300 Macs tired of native file services
> and willing to use smb. I can't move them all in one year much less one
> weekend. Their account/password must be valid for both realms. Currently
> no password or user data exist for the smb side. In small systems I
> could run smbpasswd -a <macuser> for all users but that does not address
> future password issues. It is also an additional step when adding users
> to the system.
> What would be slick is an ldap launched app that changed the smbpassword
> whenever the unix one was changed. Same thing with a new unix user.

I understand such a plugin for Fedora DS does exist, because Simo was
building it for FreeIPA.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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