[Samba] Authentication issues with Samba 4.3.8

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Aug 5 05:38:30 UTC 2017

On Fri, 2017-08-04 at 18:23 +0530, Chunduru, Krishnachaithanya via
samba wrote:
> Hi Rowland/All,
> I want to sync the local /etc/passwd to smbpasswd database in Aix. Can someone please help with any tools or scripts available to proceed further. 
> Setting up a domain level user for all the samba users is tough for us right now. 

The best I can suggest is that you ask your users to change their
passwords via Samba, and have 'passwd program' and 'unix password sync'
via 'passwd chat'.  See the smb.conf manpage. 

It wouldn't help on AIX, but for others: pam_smbpass did this, but has
been removed as it loaded substantial fractions of Samba into arbitrary
processes as a plugin, which didn't go well for many reasons, but as an
example when we reset global variables like the syslog name... 

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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