[Samba] /etc/passwd backend

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Oct 1 12:26:05 MDT 2013

On Tue, 2013-10-01 at 05:42 +0000, Miroslav Kolar wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> Thanks a lot for your answer!
> I understand your point. This is actually the way I want to go.
> But before doing so, I need to migrate my users from /etc/passwd to LDB. I'd like to do it without letting them know and a need to ask them to change their password.

NO, unless you have an smbpasswd file already.

However see also tools like pam_smbpass, which can be made to work with
ldb, if you want to do a migration over time.  The different encryption
schemes used are sadly just incompatible. 

Andrew Bartlett

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

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