[Samba] Samba4 changing a user's password from linux workstation

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon May 13 16:44:45 UTC 2019

On 13/05/2019 16:11, Julien TEHERY via samba wrote:
> Hi
> I'm trying to find a way to change user passwords from ubuntu client 
> workstation on a samba4 domain.
> I tried in CLI from the client workstation (ubuntu 14.04) with:
> - smbpasswd -U $user
> => In this case, password seemed to be updated, but "wbinfo -a" didn't 
> worked with the new password, the old one was still active.
> - samba-tool user setpassword $user
> => In this case i got a "ldb_search: /invalid basedn '(null)'/"
> What's the proper way to change the users password from the linux 
> clients in a samba4 domain?
> Thanks for your help
What sort of Samba domain, NT4-style or AD


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