Bug 14432 - Samba-tool DNS management password requirement
Summary: Samba-tool DNS management password requirement
Alias: None
Product: Samba 4.1 and newer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Tools (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P5 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Samba QA Contact
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-07-06 06:37 UTC by Hezekiah
Modified: 2020-07-09 16:02 UTC (History)
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Description Hezekiah 2020-07-06 06:37:47 UTC
When using the samba-tool dns sub-commands an admin password for the realm is required to continue. The password can be entered interactively in the console or by using the password flag in the command. This is not the case with other sub-commands for samba-tool.
Comment 1 Douglas Bagnall 2020-07-07 23:32:11 UTC
The password requirement is common to many commands, and where it is needed there is no way around it: the server requires an authenticated user.

Unless I have misunderstood, this is not a bug.
Comment 2 Björn Jacke 2020-07-09 16:02:15 UTC
Douglas is right. The DNS management is done via the DNS protocol and thus needs authentication. Operations which are done directly on samba database files don't require authentication.