[K12OSN] Password conversion to SAMBA

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Thu Jan 19 00:06:06 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 15:51, mpribik wrote:
> I have cca 600 users  with  their account and password in passwd file  
> registered. I use SAMBA ver.3
> I want to move /convert/ their passwords into samba smbpasswd file.
> Is it passible and how? the reason is to have the same account/password 
> in Linux boxes and in Windows XPs
> using domain on Linux Samba server. The best solution would be some 
> script to convert passwords. Somebody
> tells me to use addtosmbpass script but in SAMBA 3 it does not exist.

The encryption in the passwd file is not reversible and the
smbpasswd file needs a different encryption type.  Thus you
need access to the plain text passwords to do it.  There
are scripts to add both sets at once as you create users
but you can't convert with only the passwd copy.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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