Adding new user with CentOS 6.5 and Samba 4.1.5

  • Fred Kienker
    Fred Kienker

    Pushing the envelope I realize! I’ve been using CentOS 6.x / SerNet Samba 3.6.x / Webmin for a very long time with great results. I’m now testing SerNet Samba 4.1.x as a simple file server to replace 3.6.x. I’ve set up Webmin Users and Groups automatically add, update, and delete Samba users as well. I’ve also used the Webmin Samba Convert Users function as well. After changing to Samba 4.1.5 I receive the following message when using either one of these functions:

    Failed to save user : /usr/bin/pdbedit failed :
    new password:retype new password:

    I checked the syntax of pdbedit between the two versions and there does not appear to be any difference but obviously something has changed. I thought I would report this since Samba 3.6.x is now going into maintenance mode and new deployments will probably be on the 4.1.x platform.

  • Hi,

    Same here with the Samba 4.1.6 in combination with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
    What configs and syntax to search for?
    Where does webmin store these commands?
    Maybe then I'm able to research it...

    Setting /usr/bin/pdbedit to none did also not help!
    A fix would be appreciated, as it's now very difficult to work with!