Bug 645 - unix sync with smbpasswd as root doesn't work
Summary: unix sync with smbpasswd as root doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: User/Group Accounts (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0preX
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
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Reported: 2003-10-17 17:16 UTC by Frank Mayer
Modified: 2005-11-14 09:31 UTC (History)
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Description Frank Mayer 2003-10-17 17:16:10 UTC
Hello there,
I don't know if it is ment to be like this but changing a users password as 
root doesn't initiate the synchronizing to the passwd if unix sync is turned on.
While this works fine at the user's end the administrator cannot reset a 
password in one move, he has to first change it in passwd and then in 
smbpasswd. That of course could be handled externally by a script, but I 
thought it would be more complete to work directly from within samba.
Keep up the good work!!
Best Regards
Frank Mayer
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2003-11-04 19:48:46 UTC
This is by design.  UNIX password sync is only invoked
when the password change goes through smbd.
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-07 07:57:18 UTC
originally reported against 3.0aph24.  Bugzilla spring cleaning.  
Removing old alpha versions.
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-11-14 09:31:16 UTC
database cleanup