I have Hitachi ID Password Manager (formerly p-synch) set up to change the password on (among other systems) an aix 6.1 server running samba. p-synch has the capability of executing additional commands by configuring "chat script" in the conf file. But p-sync does not send the old password and runs the script as the "p-sync admin ID".
Only root can change the samba password without the old password. I could get around this problem with sudo, but it is not currently installed on the aix system, and I want to make sure that sudo is the only option before installing and configuring it.