[Samba] basic LDAP authentication to Samba share from existin g directory

Brent Busby brent at jfi.uchicago.edu
Fri Jul 1 03:07:52 MDT 2011

On Fri, 1 Jul 2011, Sean Boran wrote:

> Would it be thinkable that users change their password8s) via  web
> interface, such as *phpldapadmin*?

I suppose you could.  Password-changing wasn't really the main problem I 
was having, but you can certainly set it up to do that.  It's probably 
simple enough if that's all you want, that you could write the scripts 

> The Windows tool LdapAdmin can change both passwords at once, but its not
> suitable for end users.
> Newer versions of phpldapadmion do it too, but I've not yet checked to see
> if the GUI is usable for end users..

If anything, I'm finding that newer versions of phpLdapAdmin are getting 
more user-hostile even for sysadmins.  When I create a new Posix 
account, it doesn't even create LDAP objects for shadowAccount (to mimic 
/etc/shadow) like older versions used to automatically, and that's 
needed just to have enough there to let the user login.  I now have to 
manually make the shadowAccount object every time I create an account. 
Makes me wonder about opening an application that's moving in this 
direction to end-users...probably would be better to make your own 
password changing script.

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