When deploying RHEL5 as a samba PDC with ldapsam backend, with a setup that
enables also enables use of user objects from Unix (user objects have both
sambaSamAccount and posixAccount as objectclass), the smbk5pwd overlay is of
essential value to enable seamless password changes - a password change from
samba should set the user's userPassword attribute, and a password change from
linux should set the sambaNTPassword attribute.
Please package this module as a standard overlay available without the need to
compile the module after package installation.
See also bug 220895, which is on Fedora. I'm filing this bug on RHEL as I have
paying customers on RHEL5, requiring this functionality.
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A bug was found during smbk5pwd testing, slapd with this overlay enabled crashes during PASSWD operation:
slapd: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/openldap/smbk5pwd-2.3.so.0: undefined symbol: ldap_x_utf8s_to_wcs
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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