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