NT Authentication

Elrond elrond at samba.org
Fri Jul 14 16:49:14 GMT 2000

On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 03:33:10AM +1000, Paul J Collins wrote:
> >>>>> "Ben" == Ben Meyer <Ben_Meyer at pfm.org> writes:
>     Ben> Is there a way to authenticate to an NT PDC/BDC for a user
>     Ben> that does not have an account on the local linux/samba
>     Ben> system? The user does not need to have any access rights to
>     Ben> anything on the system, and the authentication is being used
>     Ben> only to make sure they are a valid user on the network.

Could you explain a little, for what you need that?

> *ALL* of the Samba infrastructure requires that domain users have a
> Unix account on the server.

There's one function currently, that doesn't need that, at
least, as far, as I've looked at it:


This might mean, that samba can forward a logon-request to
a trusted domain, maybe meaning, you could even login at an
ntwks, that is a member of the samba-domain with a user
from the trusted domain without a unix-user for that... of
course, you will get a bunch of errors, becuse the nt
machine wants to read ntconfig.pol and the like. ;)

This might even help Ben.


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