[Samba] kpasswd_samdb_set_password: domain\user (S-...) is changing password of user at domain

Bill Baird Bill.Baird at phoenixmi.com
Fri Sep 14 17:00:38 UTC 2018

I have  dsdb_password_audit:5 & dsdb_password_json_audit:5 enabled, but I
don't get the message I included.

I instead get an audit log that a password was changed...but not by who.

Was hoping to get more info in a single log entry, so I can track who on my
staff is doing password resets and setup email alerts via my logging system.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 12:49 PM Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2018-09-14 at 11:01 -0400, Bill Baird via samba wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I'm prepping for a classicupgrade and noticed that if I set log level
> > = 5,
> > I get a log like this when we update a password for a user:
> >
> > *kpasswd_samdb_set_password: DOMAIN\username(S--x-x-x-xxx-xxx-xxxx)
> > is
> > changing password of username at domain*
> >
> > I can't seem to figure out what debug class I need to enable to still
> > get
> > this alert, but still set my default logging to 1.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any help!
> Samba 4.9 includes comprehensive audit logging under specific debug
> classes.
> That is your best bet for finding these easily, and the JSON version is
> great for auditing because it can be reliably parsed.
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_4.9_Features_added/changed#Password_change_audit_support
> Password change audit support
> Password changes in the AD DC are now logged to Samba's debug logs
> under the "dsdb_password_audit" debug class and
> "dsdb_password_json_audit" for JSON formatted log entries.
> Andrew Bartlett
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