Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 153086
RFE: system-config-users should add samba user
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:17 EST
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Description of problem:
I wish I hadn't given up programming 10 years ago. I've taken a look at the code for system config users (as a non python coder), and it seems that it wouldn't really be a stretch for the program to add a samba users account when it adds a Linux user account.
On the create user page a check mark box ([ ] Create Samba Account) could be used to indicate that a Samba account is desired. After the Linux account is created, all that would have to be done is to call smbpasswd with the user name and password.
I have encountered many small networks that simply don't need the complexity of an LDAP server in order to have a single login.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start system-config-users
2. Add a new user account
Actual Results: Creates Standard Linux (UNIX) account.
Expected Results: Should Create Linux and Samba account.
Internal RFE bug #153136 entered; will be considered for future releases.
The problem with a single login without a central directory is that users would
subsequently change their passwords either on Linux or on Windows and that would
be it with the single login ;-). I'll defer this one dependent on the RFE bug.
Feel free to put comments here, though. If we can come up with an acceptable
method of maintaining synchronized passwords in passwd and Samba, I'll put this
in the development/Rawhide version which should bubble up into a later RHEL
version (at a later point of course).