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Old 08-24-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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Smile how to configure when change a linux user password than automatic sync samba passwd.

Hi, i have create a linux user name "alex" than i also create a samba username "alex" smbpasswd -a alex . if this user want to change his samba password than must change both: passwd and smbpasswd . How to configure when change the Linux password (passwd) than automatic sync the smbpasswd(samba password)? Thank you.
Old 08-25-2008, 05:57 PM   #2
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I don't know how to sync it that way, but you can set it up the other way by modifying your /etc/samba/smb.conf file with these entries (customise them for your system) with Samba 3.0.30:
  smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
  unix password sync = yes
  passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
  passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *new*password* %n\n *Password*changed*
With this method, when the user uses smbpasswd, the passwd program is also called.


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