[Samba] Managed Service Account

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Aug 24 18:50:40 UTC 2021

On Tue, 2021-08-24 at 15:26 +0000, Paul Littlefield via samba wrote:
> Is the Managed Service Account supported in Samba 4?
> "Managed service account (MSA) or, more precisely, standalone managed
> service account (sMSA) — In Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft
> introduced the managed service account, which improves security by
> eliminating the need for an administrator to manually manage the
> credentials for each service account. Instead, an sMSA establishes a
> complex password and changes that password on a regular basis (by
> default, every 30 days). An sMSA cannot be shared between multiple
> computers (hence the modifier standalone)."

Sadly this is not yet a Samba feature, but we would love so have this
feature contributed.


Andrew Bartlett

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