[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#858923: libpam-winbind: Cannot change password via passwd (pam) in default config

Matthew Gabeler-Lee cheetah at fastcat.org
Tue Mar 28 18:00:50 UTC 2017

Package: libpam-winbind
Version: 2:4.5.6+dfsg-1
Severity: normal

Domain-only users cannot change their password in the default configuration.

Ubuntu has a bug for this with a workaround, though the workaround has its
own issues:


It appears there is a problem with having use_authtok in the winbind line
for the password pam service.  However, there are other issues in some
configurations with removing that option.

I've tried the workaround suggested there: removing use_authtok from the
winbind entry in /etc/pam.d/common-password, and it worked for me -- my
environment doesn't have the concerns with removing that item that may apply
to others.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/12 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages libpam-winbind depends on:
ii  dpkg            1.18.23
ii  libbsd0         0.8.3-1
ii  libc6           2.24-9
ii  libpam-runtime  1.1.8-3.5
ii  libpam0g        1.1.8-3.5
ii  libtalloc2      2.1.8-1
ii  libwbclient0    2:4.5.6+dfsg-1
ii  samba-common    2:4.5.6+dfsg-1
ii  samba-libs      2:4.5.6+dfsg-1
ii  winbind         2:4.5.6+dfsg-1

libpam-winbind recommends no packages.

Versions of packages libpam-winbind suggests:
ii  libnss-winbind  2:4.5.6+dfsg-1

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