[Samba] Password syncing

James Cort james.cort at bediwin.co.uk
Mon Dec 9 02:05:47 MST 2013

Yep - in broad terms, the secret is:

 - Use LDAP as the backend and configure Samba as a domain controller.
 - Configure Samba to use the smbldap-tools to update passwords.
 - Configure Unix to authenticate against LDAP. (Look out, IME some Linux distributions won’t complete the startup process if they can’t communicate with their LDAP server, assuming you’ve configured them per the distro recommendations. You should test that you can boot your LDAP and DNS server in a scenario where nothing else is working otherwise you can wind up in a situation where your boot process has circular dependencies).

Every one of these must be set up and working properly in order for it to work, but once that’s done it works just fine. Is there anything in particular you’ve having trouble with?

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On 8 Dec 2013, at 22:50, Daniel O'Connor <darius at dons.net.au> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Does anyone have a working password syncing setup (where changing the password in Windows will change the unix password) with Samba 3.6?
> Thanks.
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