Soren Hansen sh at
Thu Nov 10 13:41:59 CST 2005

On tor, 2005-11-10 at 15:54 +0000, Sam Morris wrote: 
> >>The most elegant way to do this always seemed to be libpam-smbpass. It 
> >>is a PAM password module that stores the user's password in the 
> >>smbpasswd file. So after installing it, the user changes his password 
> >>and can then log in via Samba.
> > Yes, that's what I suggested for keeping the passwords in sync, but that
> > doesn't help when creating the user, does it?
> 'Creating the user' is synonymous with creating an entry for them in the 
> smbpasswd file, surely?

No, I was thinking more along the lines of creating the system user.
That's what I wanted to trigger the creation of a corresponding Samba
account. I think that would give Ubuntu one more of those "It Just
Works(tm)" points. :-)

I agree totally with using the PAM module for when changing the
passwords. I believe I wrote that in my first mail on the subject. The
issue that needs some work done before it'll work is the creation of the
Samba accounts.

Cheers, Søren.

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