[CentOS] Changing system users pass via webmin

rado rado at rivers-bend.com
Fri Sep 29 04:32:57 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-09-29 at 05:20 +0100, David Ellsmore wrote:
> Ivan Arteaga wrote:
> > Hi List,
> >
> > I need my users to change their passwords, so I defined them as webmin users
> > and gived them access only to the system/change password option to do so. So
> > far so good... they changed their system passwords (in order to access
> > email) but the change it's not reflected in samba passwords. I defined the
> > option change password in other modules in webmin but it doesn't works, I
> > also have in the smb.conf "unix password sync = yes" but the same.
> > I will appreciate if somebody can give me an idea about how to ride this, or
> > maybe using another app? o_0
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > --Ivan. 
> >
> >   
> This is not CentOS related.....you'd get some/any/better answers in a 
> Samba list.....but I'll try to give you a few pointers anyhow....
> http://www.rhce2b.com/clublinux/RHCE-27.shtml
> Read the above - it suggests that the Unix password is "synced" with 
> Samba - not as you seem to be wanting to do (Samba with Unix).
> AFAIK Samba holds its passwords in /etc/samba/smbpasswd - you may need 
> to use the "convert Unix users to Samba users option" or consider using 
> a different user authentication method to configure a system wide 
> password for your users. I can't remember if the "user conversion" 
> includes the passwords....you'll have to try it and find out! :-)
> Insofar as allowing user access to Webmin, I think this is a *bad* idea 
> - the words "shoot", "self" and "foot" come to mind.....it may be 
> perfectly safe to do but my gut feeling is that Webmin is much too much 
> dangerous to allow "Joe Q. User" any access to it at all.
thank you David!!! I second that for sure!

John Rose

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