[Samba] External password sync, unix password sync / passwd program

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 23 08:50:24 MDT 2014

On 22/10/14 17:09, Nick Semenkovich wrote:
> Hi:
> I've been trying to set up external password sync to Google Apps -- and
> went so far as to write a script, before realizing "unix password sync" and
> "passwd program" etc., don't seem to be working in samba 4.2.0 rc2 in AD DC
> mode.
> I also stumbled on this prior list posting saying unix password sync
> doesn't work -- though the MAN pages suggest this is supported:
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2014-March/180271.html
> Are there any plans to support unix password sync while samba is an AD DC?
> Alternatively, is there a better way to intercept changed samba passwords
> for sync with other services?
> Thanks!
> Nick
Hi, you needed 'unix password sync' when you had separate unix users and 
samba users, now when samba is run as an AD DC, there is only one user, 
the domain user, so there is nothing to sync it with!

I think what you are after is GAPS: 

This will sync your AD password to your google apps password, not sure 
if it will work with samba4 AD, it should, but I have never tried it.


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