How to configure password synchronization from samba user account to linux system user account ?

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Issue

  • How to configure password synchronization in samba to change system user's password when samba user changes its password ?
  • During Samba user's password change by using smbpasswd command, the following error occurs in RHEL6:
    $ smbpasswd
    Old SMB password:
    New SMB password:
    Retype new SMB password:
    SAMR connection to machine NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED failed. Error WAS 127.0.0.1, but LANMAN password changes are disabled

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Samba in security=user mode i.e. using Samba as a stand-alone server

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