[K12OSN] SMBLDAP - Requiring and facilitating password

Rob Owens rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com
Thu Nov 20 20:23:14 UTC 2008

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.


Carl Keil wrote:
> Rob,
> Thank you for your reply.
> I think I'd be OK with just telling people they needed to do it.  If
> someone cracks their account and messes around it'll be a learning
> experience for them.
> I'm not clear on how ordinary users change their password in the SMBLDAP
> scheme though.   Does "passwd" work?  Is there a GUI?  These people are
> on clients, not the server.  And I want it to change the password in the
> LDAP database.
> Thanks,
> ck
>> Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 07:53:14 -0500 From: Rob Owens
>> <rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com> Subject: Re: SMBLDAP - Requiring and
>> facilitating password change at first logon To: "Support list for open
>> source software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> Message-ID:
>> <49255DBA.8040308 at biochemfluidics.com> Content-Type: text/plain;
>> charset="iso-8859-1" I don't know how to force that. But you could
>> *tell* them to do it, and then run a script the next day that attempts
>> to log in each student using the password that you assigned. If it's
>> successful, it can then change/disable the password, or email you, or
>> put their name on a list, or something. That way you'll know who
>> didn't follow instructions. -Rob Carl Keil wrote:
>>> > Hey,
>>> > > I've gotten a SMBLDAP server going on Centos.  I think it works
>>> really
>>> > well through all the testing I've done.  I'm about to convert people
>>> > over to using it.  What's the best way for making the kids change
>>> the PW
>>> > at first login (I didn't assign very good passwords when I set up the
>>> > accounts and now I'm worrying about it.)  Is there a GUI way to do
>>> this?
>>> > > Is there a way in LDAP to keep a person in the DB but not let
>>> them log
>>> > into workstations?  Like to toggle some sort of "active" field in
>>> the db?
>>> > > Oh, BTW all the workstations are Ubuntu 8.04, I'm hoping that
>>> simplifies
>>> > things.
>>> > > Thanks,
>>> > > ck
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