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NAME

       pdbedit - manage the SAM database (Database of Samba Users)

SYNOPSIS

       pdbedit [-L] [-v] [-w] [-u username] [-f fullname] [-h homedir]
               [-D drive] [-S script] [-p profile] [-a] [-m] [-r] [-x]
               [-i passdb-backend] [-e passdb-backend] [-b passdb-backend]
               [-g] [-d debuglevel] [-s configfile] [-P account-policy]
               [-C value] [-c account-control]

DESCRIPTION

       This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.

       The  pdbedit program is used to manage the users accounts stored in the
       sam database and can only be run by root.

       The pdbedit tool uses the passdb modular interface and  is  independent
       from  the  kind  of users database used (currently there are smbpasswd,
       ldap, nis+ and tdb based and more can be  added  without  changing  the
       tool).

       There  are  five  main  ways  to  use  pdbedit:  adding a user account,
       removing  a  user  account,  modifing  a  user  account,  listing  user
       accounts, importing users accounts.

OPTIONS

       -L     This  option  lists  all  the user accounts present in the users
              database. This option prints a list of user/uid pairs  separated
              by the ’:’ character.

              Example: pdbedit -L

              sorce:500:Simo Sorce
              samba:45:Test User

       -v     This  option  enables  the  verbose  listing  format.  It causes
              pdbedit to list the users in  the  database,  printing  out  the
              account fields in a descriptive format.

              Example: pdbedit -L -v

              ---------------
              username:       sorce
              user ID/Group:  500/500
              user RID/GRID:  2000/2001
              Full Name:      Simo Sorce
              Home Directory: \\BERSERKER\sorce
              HomeDir Drive:  H:
              Logon Script:   \\BERSERKER\netlogon\sorce.bat
              Profile Path:   \\BERSERKER\profile
              ---------------
              username:       samba
              user ID/Group:  45/45
              user RID/GRID:  1090/1091
              Full Name:      Test User
              Home Directory: \\BERSERKER\samba
              HomeDir Drive:
              Logon Script:
              Profile Path:   \\BERSERKER\profile

       -w     This  option  sets  the "smbpasswd" listing format. It will make
              pdbedit list the users in the database, printing out the account
              fields  in  a  format  compatible with thesmbpasswd file format.
              (see thesmbpasswd(5) for details)

              Example: pdbedit -L -w

              sorce:500:508818B733CE64BEAAD3B435B51404EE:
                        D2A2418EFC466A8A0F6B1DBB5C3DB80C:
                        [UX         ]:LCT-00000000:
              samba:45:0F2B255F7B67A7A9AAD3B435B51404EE:
                        BC281CE3F53B6A5146629CD4751D3490:
                        [UX         ]:LCT-3BFA1E8D:

       -u username
              This option specifies the username to be used for the  operation
              requested  (listing,  adding,  removing). It is required in add,
              remove and modify operations and optional in list operations.

       -f fullname
              This option can be used while adding or modifing a user account.
              It will specify the user’s full name.

              Example: -f "Simo Sorce"

       -h homedir
              This option can be used while adding or modifing a user account.
              It will specify the user’s home directory network path.

              Example: -h "\\\\BERSERKER\\sorce"

       -D drive
              This option can be used while adding or modifing a user account.
              It  will  specify the windows drive letter to be used to map the
              home directory.

              Example: -d "H:"

       -S script
              This option can be used while adding or modifing a user account.
              It will specify the user’s logon script path.

              Example: -S "\\\\BERSERKER\\netlogon\\sorce.bat"

       -p profile
              This option can be used while adding or modifing a user account.
              It will specify the user’s profile directory.

              Example: -p "\\\\BERSERKER\\netlogon"

       -G SID|rid
              This option can  be  used  while  adding  or  modifying  a  user
              account.  It  will  specify  the  users’  new  primary group SID
              (Security Identifier) or rid.

              Example: -G S-1-5-21-2447931902-1787058256-3961074038-1201

       -U SID|rid
              This option can  be  used  while  adding  or  modifying  a  user
              account.   It   will   specify  the  users’  new  SID  (Security
              Identifier) or rid.

              Example: -U S-1-5-21-2447931902-1787058256-3961074038-5004

       -c account-control
              This option can  be  used  while  adding  or  modifying  a  user
              account.  It  will  specify the users’ account control property.
              Possible flags are listed below.

              ·  N: No password required

              ·  D: Account disabled

              ·  H: Home directory required

              ·  T: Temporary duplicate of other account

              ·  U: Regular user account

              ·  M: MNS logon user account

              ·  W: Workstation Trust Account

              ·  S: Server Trust Account

              ·  L: Automatic Locking

              ·  X: Password does not expire

              ·  I: Domain Trust Account

              Example: -c "[X ]"

       -a     This option is used to  add  a  user  into  the  database.  This
              command  needs  a  user  name specified with the -u switch. When
              adding a new user, pdbedit will also ask for the password to  be
              used.

              Example: pdbedit -a -u sorce
              new password:
              retype new password

              Note

              pdbedit does not call the unix password syncronisation script if
              unix password sync has been set. It only updates the data in the
              Samba user database.

              If  you  wish  to  add  a user and synchronise the password that
              immediately, use smbpasswd’s -a option.

       -r     This option is used to modify an existing user in the  database.
              This  command  needs  a  user name specified with the -u switch.
              Other options can be specified to modify the properties  of  the
              specified  user.  This flag is kept for backwards compatibility,
              but it is no longer necessary to specify it.

       -m     This option may only be used in conjunction with the -a  option.
              It will make pdbedit to add a machine trust account instead of a
              user account (-u username will provide the machine name).

              Example: pdbedit -a -m -u w2k-wks

       -x     This option  causes  pdbedit  to  delete  an  account  from  the
              database. It needs a username specified with the -u switch.

              Example: pdbedit -x -u bob

       -i passdb-backend
              Use  a  different  passdb backend to retrieve users than the one
              specified in smb.conf. Can be used  to  import  data  into  your
              local user database.

              This  option  will  ease  migration  from  one passdb backend to
              another.

              Example: pdbedit -i smbpasswd:/etc/smbpasswd.old

       -e passdb-backend
              Exports all currently available users to the specified  password
              database backend.

              This  option  will  ease  migration  from  one passdb backend to
              another and will ease backing up.

              Example: pdbedit -e smbpasswd:/root/samba-users.backup

       -g     If you specify -g, then -i in-backend -e out-backend applies  to
              the group mapping instead of the user database.

              This  option  will  ease  migration  from  one passdb backend to
              another and will ease backing up.

       -b passdb-backend
              Use a different default passdb backend.

              Example: pdbedit -b xml:/root/pdb-backup.xml -l

       -P account-policy
              Display an account policy

              Valid policies are: minimum password age, reset  count  minutes,
              disconnect  time,  user  must logon to change password, password
              history, lockout duration, min password length, maximum password
              age and bad lockout attempt.

              Example: pdbedit -P "bad lockout attempt"

              account policy value for bad lockout attempt is 0

       -C account-policy-value
              Sets  an  account  policy  to a specified value. This option may
              only be used in conjunction with the -P option.

              Example: pdbedit -P "bad lockout attempt" -C 3

              account policy value for bad lockout attempt was 0
              account policy value for bad lockout attempt is now 3

       -h|--help
              Print a summary of command line options.

       -V     Prints the program version number.

       -s <configuration file>
              The file specified contains the configuration  details  required
              by   the   server.   The   information  in  this  file  includes
              server-specific information such as what printcap file  to  use,
              as  well  as descriptions of all the services that the server is
              to provide. See  smb.conf  for  more  information.  The  default
              configuration file name is determined at compile time.

       -d|--debuglevel=level
              level  is  an  integer  from  0 to 10. The default value if this
              parameter is not specified is zero.

              The higher this value, the more detail will be logged to the log
              files  about  the  activities  of  the  server. At level 0, only
              critical errors and serious warnings will be logged. Level 1  is
              a reasonable level for day-to-day running - it generates a small
              amount of information about operations carried out.

              Levels above 1 will generate considerable amounts of  log  data,
              and  should  only  be  used when investigating a problem. Levels
              above 3 are designed for use only  by  developers  and  generate
              HUGE amounts of log data, most of which is extremely cryptic.

              Note  that  specifying  this  parameter  here  will override the
              parameter in the smb.conf file.

       -l|--logfile=logdirectory
              Base  directory  name  for  log/debug   files.   The   extension
              ".progname"  will  be  appended  (e.g.  log.smbclient, log.smbd,
              etc...). The log file is never removed by the client.

NOTES

       This command may be used only by root.

VERSION

       This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite.

SEE ALSO

       smbpasswd(5), samba(7)

AUTHOR

       The original Samba software  and  related  utilities  were  created  by
       Andrew  Tridgell.  Samba  is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open
       Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.

       The pdbedit manpage was written by Simo Sorce and Jelmer Vernooij.

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