[Samba] howto sync unix passwd & samba passwd?

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at gmail.com
Wed May 21 22:05:34 GMT 2008

Iris Lames wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using samba-3.0.28-0.fc8. I'm trying to build a file server for 100
> users. I created a perl script that automatically adds the 100 users plus
> their passwords with success. Now I'm having difficulty creating a script
> using the smbpasswd command because passwords must be entered in stdin. I
> also tried smbpasswd -s option but it asks passwd in stdin. Is there a way
> that I can use the command smbpasswd plus the user password in one line?
> Also, I read about mksmbpasswd.sh and test it but it did not work at all.
> My smb.conf contains:
> smb passwd file = /etc/samba/sambapassword
> and did:
> cat /etc/passwd | grep test | /usr/bin/mksmbpasswd.sh >
> /etc/samba/sambapassword
> Is there a way for me to sync the userpassword and smbpasswd? Help me
> please.
> -Iris Lames
Is PAM a viable option in your current environment? 
Chapter 28. PAM-Based Distributed Authentication 

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