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Bug 153086 - RFE: system-config-users should add samba user
Summary: RFE: system-config-users should add samba user
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: system-config-users
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Nils Philippsen
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-01 14:45 UTC by James Shanks
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-08-19 10:14:32 UTC
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Description James Shanks 2005-04-01 14:45:13 UTC
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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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2005-04-01 19:36:46 UTC
Internal RFE bug #153136 entered; will be considered for future releases.

Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2005-08-19 10:14:32 UTC
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).

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