[Samba] Password synchronization from database

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Apr 19 12:02:22 UTC 2022

On Tue, 2022-04-19 at 08:51 -0300, Bruno Marchioro via samba wrote:
> Hello!
> We are migrating from Samba 3 to Samba 4 at my institution. We
> managed to
> install Samba 4, however, now we need to keep the user's password
> synchronized with the other systems.

This is one of the things that AD was designed for.

> The problem is that we don't use LDAP or AD as a source of truth for
> passwords. Users are created and administered in a system that saves
> the
> encrypted password in postgres database.

The password in AD is encrypted, but you may be able to use kerberos,
in which case the password doesn't need to be encrypted.

> We searched several ways, but couldn't find a way to save the already
> encrypted password in Samba 4's internal LDAP.

What are the other systems ? what packages are you running on them ?


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