[Samba] sambar4: user creation with ldap and initial password

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Nov 4 20:31:35 MST 2012

On Thu, 2012-11-01 at 12:44 +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> hi
> trying to create a user with ldap from a remote server. The user is 
> created successfully. I'm failing setting the initial password.
> Setting the unicodePwd with kerberos administrator credentials with 
> ldbmodify and the ldif below results in "00002035: setup_io: it's not 
> allowed to set the NT hash password directly". 
> searching the web I've found s4 mailinglist entries telling "do not set 
> unicodePwd with ldap".  this KB article tells in AD it's possible to set 
> it:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/263991/en-us 
> Is there a supported method to supply the initial user password with s4 
> and ldap?
> - Thomas
> dn: CN=Thomas Mueller,OU=Users,DC=test,DC=testing
> changetype: modify
> replace: unicodePwd
> unicodePwd:: $IlRlc3QxMjMtLSIK

To set it via unicodePwd, you need to have it as UTF16, not ascii/utf8.
See however the userPassword, which is a normal, utf8 unquoted string
(ie, sane :-)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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