running samba: 2.2.5
distro: RH 8.0
How can the samba users change their own samba username/passwords remotely? My idea is to have a web page ..That page should have at least the fields username and password. And of course the button Submit. As soon as the user hits submit, that information will go straight to the PAM on linux. And then PAM will do
the job of authenticating the user and change the samba password for him. Does it sound too crazy?
Has anyone done it before?
However, if I compile samba --with-pam all the info will go in clear text. And samba will bypass PAM in case I change the samba.conf line "encrypt passwords=yes". So..I'm in a dilemma as you can see.
My idea is to have the users [over 500] change their own username/password as secure as possible.
I thought well, they can connect via ssh and just let them run smbpasswd utility....but I want something simpler for these windows users. They don't even know how to ftp their own website...