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Re: [Samba] retrieve machine password in current Samba?

Many thanks Andrew, that's perfect! Will try it out next week.

Best wishes,

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 24 November 2017 02:04
To: IT Support <itsupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Gary Lockyer <gary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Samba] retrieve machine password in current Samba?

On Tue, 2017-11-21 at 15:59 +0000, IT Support via samba wrote:
> On Thu Sep 7 23:41:01 UTC 2017, Andrew Bartlett via samba wrote:
> >
> > I've looked into this, and I don't think we have changed the format,
> > it is just that we stopped keeping to ascii and small lengths for
> > the passwords.  That flood of binary stuff is really the password!
> >
> > So, the tdbdump output is still correct, but do you have to
> > un-escape it.
> >
> > Otherwise, the attached script will print it on stdout, if you like
> > it and it works for you I can drop it in source4/scripting/bin for
> > posterity.
> Greetings,
> Sorry to jump on an old thread, but have just stumbled across this and
> would also find such a script useful. AFAICT, the attachment mentioned
> above isn't available to download from the mailing list archive.
> Please could you direct me to where I can find a copy please? Have
> checked source4/scripting/bin, but not sure the file name and doesn't
> appear to be in master, would it be in a specific branch?

Here is is.  I need to write a test before it can get into master (or co-opt Gary into doing it ;-)

There is also a mymachinepw script there, but that would only work on the AD DC, not on a member server.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team         https://samba.org
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT

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