Samba NT Domain Authentication Question

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Apr 24 13:26:24 GMT 2001

"Glass, Scott" wrote:
> Greetings folks,
>   I've got a strange request. We're using the Remedy Action Request System
> here at Dow Jones and are trying very hard to come up with a method of
> authenticating our users to our companies NT domain.  The one major gotcha
> is Remedy is on UNIX and (of course) it's a Windows domain.
>   Okay, so I've been using Samba for several years and I feel that it's my
> golden ticket to accomplishing this task.  All I need to do is grab Samba's
> authentication engine and "marry it" with the Remedy AREA server that
> provides external authentication for the ARS.
> So my question is, what Samba source file(s) contain the authentication
> engine that Samba uses to authenticate against a NT domain controller?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
>   Scott Glass

What your looking for is the stuff in the rpc_client subdirecoty.  For
an implementation see the domain_logon_client code in smbd/password.c 

Another route is to see if Remedy supports (or can be convinced to
support) PAM - in which case pam_ntdom is what you are after.

Andrew Bartlett
abartlet at

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