[Samba] Manage password change without windows...

Sébastien Prud'homme sebastien.prudhomme at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 17:52:50 GMT 2008

If you are using OpenLDAP, you should try that:


I've not tested it but it should work (i guess you also need pam_ldap).

2008/10/16 Marco Gaiarin <gaio at sv.lnf.it>:
> [I'm subscribed, but with mail deliverying turned off. I will read the
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> I manage some samba domain (samba3 as in debian stable), using LDAP as
> backend and smbldap-tools.
> The domains born as windows-only, and they are still windows-prevalent,
> but i'm inserting here and there some Linux box (Ubuntu), using
> LDAP (pam and NSS) for account and password on linux systems.
> All the password management are done by 'windows', and i've done a
> little script (mimic around the smbldap-tools) that simply read the
> expiration data in windows LDAP field and (adapt and) copy them over
> the POSIX ones.
> So there's no trouble for me to 'expire' a password for the Ubuntu
> client, and the client correctly behave on that, prevent users to logon
> if password was expired or warn them if only some days misses.
> But, as i sayed, now i've some users that are substantially Linux-only
> users, and now i need to ask them to make a logon on a windows box to
> change their password. ;(
> Basically i'm looking for a tool that will permit to users to change
> their password using standard tool from an Ubuntu box, updating POSIX
> and samba data in LDAP.
> 1) i've looked at pam_smbpasswd, that in PAM 'password' context seems
>  to do exactly what i need, but seems also that works only for the old
> /etc/samba/smbpasswd file and not for pdb (nor LDAP)
> 2) i've looked also to a web interface (LAM), but this feature was
>  available only in 'pro' commercial version.
> Someone can point me to the right tool/solution?
> Thanks.
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