[Samba] user creation with samba-tool issue

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 24 06:42:07 MDT 2013

On 24/10/13 12:51, dahopkins at comcast.net wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> On Thu, 2013-10-24 at 02:48 +0000, dahopkins at comcast.net wrote:
>>> I am creating a user with samba-tool. I am essentially using the s4user script (very slight mods to echo some data and assign some site-specific data).
>>> The syntax in the script for a test user is
>>> samba-tool add user test.user47 Passw0rd!
>> Hi
>> No, strange. It doesn't work if you specify it on the command line of
>> the script but it does if you don't and type a password at the prompt.
>> Is specifying the password at user creation time an option for you?
>> Steve
> I actually didn't try not using a password with the script. I didn't want to delete that line of the script so I just echoed what the password had been set to instead. I'll test removing the password and typing it when prompted by the script. If this works, I guess it will have to be the work-around for the moment .. though doing this for 350+ accounts that need to be created isn't sounding very enticing.
> Sincerely,
> Dave
Hi, when you try to login, just where are you trying to log into? a 
windows machine or the samba 4 server?

Reason for asking is that I am using a similar script around samba-tool 
and whilst I can login from windows with a domain user & password, I 
seem to be struggling to login into the samba 4 server via ssh etc.

One last thing, I noticed that your script is adding the posixAccount 
objectClass, you do not need to do this. The posixAccount & posixGroup 
objectClasses are auxillaries of the 'user' objectClass and as such are 
never added or required by windows.


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