[Samba] Resetting a User Password From S3 or S4 Member Server

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Feb 6 03:51:56 MST 2013

On Tue, 2013-02-05 at 18:45 -0500, Thomas Simmons wrote:
> Is it possible to reset a users password from a member server without
> knowing the current password? I was able to do this with S3, though it was
> not truly a "member" server - I configured the server in question to have
> direct access to OpenLDAP in smb.conf. 

In this case it would be a co-DC. 

> I have a member server joined to my
> S4 domain and a user can change his or her own password via passwd, kpasswd
> or smbpasswd, however I would like to have the ability to reset a user's
> forgotten password from this server myself.

Tools like 'samba-tool' can take -H on commands like 'samba-tool user
setpassword -H ldap://foo'.

There are also many other tools that can do this over many different
protocols, including kpasswd, LDAP and SAMR.

Andrew Bartlett

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

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