Samba and PAM
sharpe at ns.aus.com
Fri Mar 30 05:58:42 GMT 2001
At 12:40 AM 3/30/01 -0500, Eric Reischer wrote:
>At 12:22 AM 3/30/01 , Richard Sharpe wrote:
>>At 03:23 PM 3/30/01 +0930, Matthew Geddes wrote:
>> >Eric Reischer wrote:
>> >> I've been trying to get samba to authenticate against PAM for a couple
>> >> now, but unfortunately have not been successful. I am using the
>> >> 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):
>>Hmmm, do you have a file in /etc/pam.d called samba?
>Yes. But if it were checking PAM for authentication, then it would say
>something in the debugging screen, wouldn't it?
Which debugging screen are you talking about?
I don't curretnly run with PAM under Linux, and should, but I recall
looking at this a while back, and apart from insisting on with-pam you had
to have the appropriate file in /etc/pam.d called samba (I have a samba.bkp
at the moment).
>>Does it have the correct entries in it?
>>If not, then you will get denied ...
>It should. I copied them from another service. (Actually, the file was
>already there from the Debian install, but I changed the entries to use the
>PAM modules I wanted to). I'm wondering if it should be called smbd rather
>than samba, since that is the binary that is making the call......
No, I think samba is correct. Now you get to debug this ... I might look at
this a bit tonight ...
>> >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,
>>Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
>>Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.ethereal.com)
>>Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
>>Author, Special Edition, Using Samba
Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.ethereal.com)
Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author, Special Edition, Using Samba
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