Samba Access

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Connecting to the Samba server

Changing Samba Passwords

To change your samba password (after your samba account has been created), do the following:

$ smbpasswd -r samba
Old SMB password:
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Password changed for user <USERNAME>

As can be seen, the command will ask for the old password, then for the new password twice.

Administrative Reset

In the case that a user has forgotten their samba password, their password can be reset by logging into phpLDAPAdmin and changing the values of sambaLMPassword and sambaNTPassword to a known value.

Creating Samba Accounts

Note: This can only be done by administrators

To allow users to mount HPC filesystems on their workstations on campus (or over campus VPN), we need to add a sambaSAMAccount objectclass to their LDAP entry and set their Sambas password.

[root@submit ~]# smbldap-usermod -a cpp
Warning: sambaPrimaryGroupSID could not be set beacuse group of user cpp is not
a mapped Domain group!
To get a list of groups mapped to Domain groups, use "net groupmap list" on a
Domain member machine.

[root@submit ~]# smbldap-passwd -s cpp
Changing samba password for cpp
New password: 
Retype new password: 

You can use 'smbpasswd' as opposed to 'smbldap-passwd' if you prefer.