How to Modify Samba Passwords

How to Modify Samba Passwords

You can set your Samba server to allow users to make changes in their domain passwords and have these changes mirrored automatically in their Linux login passwords. Figure explains the [global] smb.conf parameters that you need to change.

Figure The smb.conf Settings for Enabling Online Password Changes




unix passwd sync


Enables Samba/Linux password synchronization.

passwd program

Use the SWAT defaults

Lists the location of the Linux password file, which is usually /bin/passwd.

passwd chat

Use the SWAT defaults

A short script to change the Linux password using the Samba password.

     Python   SQL   Java   php   Perl 
     game development   web development   internet   *nix   graphics   hardware 
     telecommunications   C++ 
     Flash   Active Directory   Windows