[Samba] Changing passwords from Windows

Joe Tseng joe_tseng at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 25 18:34:14 MST 2011

Is it possible for a user to change his/her password from Windows?  I tried it
out last night as a test user against my PDC and it only changed for Samba; I
was still able to log into the PDC via SSH using the previous password.  (I
changed it for the test user as root and it took for both SSH and Windows.)

I tried to use smbldap-passwd as the test user, but I got a message back saying
I had insufficient privileges:

[testuser0 at server0 ~]$ smbldap-passwd
Identity validation...
enter your UNIX password:
Changing UNIX and samba passwords for testuser0
New password:
Retype new password:
Failed to modify SMB password: Insufficient access at /usr/sbin/smbldap-passwd line 238, <STDIN> line 3.
Failed to modify UNIX password: Insufficient access at /usr/sbin/smbldap-passwd line 285, <STDIN> line 3.

Thanks for everyone's help,
 - Joe
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