Samba and PAM

Matthew Geddes mgeddes at
Fri Mar 30 05:53:45 GMT 2001

Eric Reischer wrote:
> I've been trying to get samba to authenticate against PAM for a couple days
> now, but unfortunately have not been successful.  I am using the 2.2alpha3
> version (freshly compiled) on a Debian Linux 2.2 machine.  I specified
> --with-pam at configure time, but when I try to connect to a shared
> service, I get invalid password.  It checks (in order):

I believe Samba only uses PAM for the Unix account side of things (ie,
not authentication, but permissions and RID mapping). Unless you have
configured Samba and all of your Windows machines to not encrypt
passwords. All of this is explained in detail in a text file in the
Samba documentation, I believe.

Hope it helps,

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