Where is Smbpasswd located?

Samba stores its encrypted passwords in a file called smbpasswd, which by default resides in the /usr/local/samba/private directory. The smbpasswd file should be guarded as closely as the passwd file; it should be placed in a directory to which only the root user has read/write access.

What is Smbpasswd used for?

smbpasswd has the capability to change passwords on Windows NT servers (this only works when the request is sent to the NT PDC if changing an NT domain user’s password). smbpasswd can be used to: add user or machine accounts. delete user or machine accounts.

What is Smbpasswd?

smbpasswd is the Samba encrypted password file. It contains the username, Unix user id and the SMB hashed passwords of the user, as well as account flag information and the time the password was last changed. This file format has been evolving with Samba and has had several different formats in the past.

How do I set up Smbpasswd?

Open up a terminal window on your Samba server (or just log in, if it’s a headless machine) and issue the following command sudo smbpasswd -a USER (where USER is the username to be added). You will be prompted to enter and verify a new password for the user.

How do I change my Smbpasswd?

He/she can change his/her samba password by running the command “smbpasswd” at a command prompt on the server. Note this is not run with sudo. It will prompt once for the previous samba password and twice for the new one. The customer is now properly added to samba on your server.

What is the default password for samba?

Browsing around it suggests that this error message is that you did not enter old password, as it is a new install I presumed it to be blank and googling samba default password came up with 1234 as default password, so tried that in the old SMB password… same error.

What is samba package?

Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix. Samba is a software package that gives network administrators flexibility and freedom in terms of setup, configuration, and choice of systems and equipment.

What user does samba run under?

Only root can fork processes as other users. It is correct that samba is running as root.

What is the default password for Samba?

How do I get rid of Smbpasswd?

Deleting the Samba user 1. delete samba user(john) using smbpasswd command with -x option. 2. You can now delete the UNIX OS user john along with all the files associated with the user like home directory, using the ‘userdel -r’ command.

How do I authenticate samba?

Samba must identify users by associating them with valid usernames and groups, authenticate them by checking their passwords, then control their access to resources by comparing their access rights to the permissions on files and directories.

Is SMB and Samba the same?

Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB networking protocol, and was originally developed by Andrew Tridgell. The name Samba comes from SMB (Server Message Block), the name of the proprietary protocol used by the Microsoft Windows network file system.

What is the function of the smbpasswd program?

The smbpasswd program has several different functions, depending on whether it is run by the root user or not. When run as a normal user it allows the user to change the password used for their SMB sessions on any machines that store SMB passwords.

When to use smbpasswd as root in samba?

This option tells smbpasswd that the account being changed is a MACHINE account. Currently this is used when Samba is being used as an NT Primary Domain Controller. This option is only available when running smbpasswd as root. This option may only be used in conjunction with the -r option.

How to change SMB password in Windows NT?

If you have a blank SMB password (specified by the string “NO PASSWORD” in the smbpasswd file) then just press the key when asked for your old password. smbpasswd can also be used by a normal user to change their SMB password on remote machines, such as Windows NT Primary Domain Controllers. See the ( -r) and -U options below.

Which is the default order to change SMB password?

The default order is lmhosts, host, wins, bcast and without this parameter or any entry in the smb.conf (5) file the name resolution methods will be attempted in this order. This option tells smbpasswd that the account being changed is a MACHINE account. Currently this is used when Samba is being used as an NT Primary Domain Controller.