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Old 03-13-2009, 05:45 AM   #1
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Password change with OpenLDAP 2.4.11

I've got ldap and samba running on an ubuntu box. I followed a couple different guides and there seems to be some overlap and it has me a bit confused.

It's OpenLDAP 2.4.11.

I notice that my cn=admin... password is stored in:

- /etc/ldapscripts/ldapscripts.passwd
- /etc/ldap.secret

Couple questions:
- I want to change the ldap password...
- Should the password be stored in the files above?
- What is the point of storing the password in /etc/ldapscripts/ldapscripts.passwd?
- How do I change/update the password for ldap?
- Do I modify the /etc/ldap.secret file myself, or dpkg-reconfigure, or something else?

I know that after I do that, I need to let samba know about this password change via:
sudo smbpasswd -W
Setting stored password for "cn=admin,dc=collins" in secrets.tdb
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:

Am I missing something? I notice that the rootpw is not set in the /etc/ldap.conf file.

Anyway, thanks for any tips you can provide.
Old 03-13-2009, 06:04 AM   #2
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Looks like in the /etc/ldapscripts/ldapscripts.conf, there's a setting for the BINDPWDFILE = BINDPWDFILE="/etc/ldapscripts/ldapscripts.passwd"

So that answers at least that part...

I guess what I am trying to sort out, it that if I change my ldap admin password, what things do I need to do to do so?
Old 03-13-2009, 06:11 AM   #3
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Oh, here are the guides I was following... forgot to add them to the original post:


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