[Samba] How to manage users with encrypted passwords

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 12 04:21:26 MDT 2014

On 12/06/14 10:52, Benjamin Rocton wrote:
> Hello,
> I set up Samba4 to replace our Samba3. I am having problems to 
> populate samba4 and automatically manage the lifecycle of users.
> All of our users are already in an LDAP directory and I would like to 
> create a connector for "synchronised" LDAP users to Samba4.
> I thought to develop a script that would use Python libraries of 
> Samba-tool.
> I have a problem to manage passwords.
> I can not have access to user passwords in clear text. But I can have 
> it in any encrypted form.
> Are there a solution to push a Hash password to Samba4? If yes, what 
> kind of Hash?
> In addition, where are stored the passwords in Samba4? Only in the 
> LDAP? In kerberos? Elsewhere?
> In what form?
> I did not find any info on it.
> Thank you for your help.
> Regards,
> Benjamin
Hi, when you say 'I set up Samba4 to replace our Samba3.' just how have 
you setup samba4 ? Have you used samba4 just like samba3 or have you set 
up an AD DC ?

Once you answer the above, I am sure that we can move on to help you get 
to a working solution.


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