Hello I've recently setup a Ubuntu Server 7.10: OpenLDAP + SAMBA Domain Controller..
I followed this
It's working well the Windows XP Machines will authenticate to the domain...
I plan on deploying this in a small school. I would like to create many of the younger children's accounts without a password.
I added null passwords = yes
to the smb.conf file.
when I try to set an empty password with smbldap-passwd
I get the message.
I cannot generate the proper hash!
So I've tried the following, where -H modifies the sambaAcctFlags, and the N flag means a password is not required.
smbldap-usermod -H[N] username
This seems to work however when I log in I get a message that the password has expired and that it must be changed.
so I tried the following where X means that the password doesn't expire
smbldap-usermod -H[NX] username
However this doesn't work..
Now I noticed that if I use webmin to Edit a Samba User I'm able to click the New Password
Bullet, leave the field blank. And then check the No Password Required
box. When I push save I can login as the user without a password and without the Password Expiry notice.
I would like to be able to do this from the command line because I would like to automate all the user creation. I assume it must be possible because I would assume webmin is just executing shell command in the background.
Can anyone help me with this?