I installed samba on my server and I am trying to write a script to spare me the two steps to add user, e.g.:
adduser username smbpasswd -a username
# This boolean parameter controls whether Samba attempts to sync the Unix # password with the SMB password when the encrypted SMB password in the # passdb is changed. unix password sync = yes
Further reading brought me to
pdbedit man page which states:
-a This option is used to add a user into the database. This com- mand needs a user name specified with the -u switch. When adding a new user, pdbedit will also ask for the password to be used. Example: pdbedit -a -u sorce new password: retype new password Note pdbedit does not call the unix password syncronisation script if unix password sync has been set. It only updates the data in the Samba user database. If you wish to add a user and synchronise the password that im- mediately, use smbpasswd’s -a option.
So... now I decided to try adding a user with
1st try, unix user still does not exist:
root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# smbpasswd -a newuser New SMB password: Retype new SMB password: Failed to add entry for user newuser.
2nd try, unix user exists:
root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# useradd mag root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# smbpasswd -a mag New SMB password: Retype new SMB password: Added user mag. # switch to user pi, and try to switch to mag root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# su pi pi@raspberrypi ~ $ su mag Password: su: Authentication failure
So, now I am asking myself:
- how do I make samba passwords sync with unix passwords?
- where are samba passwords stored?
Can someone help enlighten me?