[Samba] Convert existing Samba DB to LDAP

Eric Bouliane eboulian at cbnco.com
Fri Jan 11 20:21:17 GMT 2008

We currently have an OpenLDAP server with many nodes authenticating to 
it for various things. We have an existing server that is now using LDAP 
to authenticate, but would like to have Samba in turn authenticate to 
it. We've configured the smb.conf file accordingly and can get this working.

Our dilemma is in adding the "Manage samba account parameters" plug-in 
via the Yast User/Group modification. When doing this and attempting to 
finish editing existing users, it errors out with "Change the passwordto 
create the Samba account". We would like to prevent having all of our 
LDAP users come to our desks to change the password individually, is 
there a way to globally set this and use either existing passwords 
within the samba/secrets.tdb file or those set within LDAP already?


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