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[K12OSN] RE: SMBLDAP - Requiring and facilitating password


Thanks for this option. I still haven't had a chance to implement anything, so I might go this direction (seems simplest).


Here's my script:
-------------------------------------------------- chpass.sh
echo "Instructions:"
echo ""
echo "You will need to type your old password once, then you new password
echo "Nothing will show up on the screen when you are typing, just press
enter "
echo "after each password. Your password must be at least 6 characters long"
echo ""
echo "If everything worked, then you will get this message after typing all
echo "your passwords: Password changed for user ... "
echo ""
/usr/bin/smbpasswd -r
read -p "Press any key exit"

Command to run:
xterm -e "sh /usr/local/scripts/chpass.sh"

IceWM menu command:
prog "Change My Password"
/usr/share/icons/crystalsvg/16x16/actions/edit_user.png xterm -e "sh

2008/11/21 Rob Owens <rob owens biochemfluidics com>

> Hmm, this is a little more complicated than I thought.
> I came up with a simpler idea though.  Create a custom launcher (for
> Gnome) that runs smbpasswd in a terminal.  Here it is, as text and as an
> attachment:
> [Desktop Entry]
> Encoding=UTF-8
> Version=1.0
> Type=Application
> Terminal=true
> Icon[en_US]=/usr/share/pixmaps/password.png
> Name[en_US]=Password
> Exec=/usr/bin/smbpasswd
> Comment[en_US]=Change your Samba password
> Name=Password
> Comment=Change your Samba password
> Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/password.png
> If you want to provide some additional text for instructions, you can
> make the launcher call myscript.sh instead of smbpasswd.  myscript.sh
> would then be something like:
> #!/bin/bash
> echo "This utility will change your Linux and Windows password.  Please
> answer the following questions"
> /usr/bin/smbpasswd
> -Rob
> Rob Owens wrote:
> > Last time I tried, "passwd" did not work.  "smbpasswd" did work, though.
> >  Additionally, changing their password from a Windows machine supposedly
> > works (but I didn't test that).
> >
> > I don't know of a GUI for this.  You could probably write a quick one
> > using zenity.  Zenity makes it really easy to create dialog boxes.
> > Go to System, Help, and search for zenity.
> >
> > I'll see if I can piece together a script tomorrow.  Don't hold your
> > breath, though -- I'm not an expert.
> >
> > -Rob
> >
> >

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