[Samba] What is samba-tool domain join --machine-pass

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Nov 27 05:23:25 UTC 2018

On Tue, 2018-11-27 at 04:28 +0000, Barry D. Adkins via samba wrote:
> Samba-tool domain join ...  --machine-pass
> -P, --machine-pass  Use stored machine account password
> What does this do, mean or whatever?  I want it to mean that I will specify a "machine password" for the samba-tool to use to put in the "secrets.ldb" file.
> Yet, I believe I am certain it has nothing or maybe almost nothing, to do with that, but what is the option for then??  Wiki/manual page inadequate I think.

This is the password it will use, rather than a random one, for the
trust account secret, stored in secrets.tdb/secrets.ldb.

I hope this clarifies things,

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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