[Samba] Change computer password

Tobias Kirchhofer collect at shift.agency
Thu Apr 2 08:54:39 UTC 2020

Maybe my question was to specific :)

More general: does anybody know something about the „Computer 
Password“ in Samba? For what is it needed by default?



On 31 Mar 2020, at 12:09, Tobias Kirchhofer via samba wrote:

> Hi,
> we work on authenticating computers via 802.1x with Samba AD as 
> backend of Radius. Everything looks promising.
> We ask ourselves if it is a good idea to use the machine account which 
> are created by joining a computer to the AD.
> We can change machine account passwords with `samba-tool user 
> setpassword COMPUTERNAME$` This works, we have SUCCESS with 
> `eapol_test` on the Radius server.
> The question is if it is save to set and use the machine account 
> password. Microsoft says a lot about this password: 
> https://adsecurity.org/?p=280
> Does someone has an opinion or/and experience on that?

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