Samba and PAM
emr at engr.de.psu.edu
Fri Mar 30 23:48:05 GMT 2001
At 01:26 AM 3/30/01 , Richard Sharpe wrote:
>At 12:49 AM 3/30/01 -0500, Eric Reischer wrote:
> >Actually, I'm probably trying to get from Philadelphia to New York via
> >China here, because my end means is to be able to get samba to pass
> >authentication requests to a kerberos4 server. I found a PAM module for
> >kerberos, but I just noticed that 2.2 has support for kerberos. I'm a
> >little fuzzy on one thing though....I'm confused as to what the
> >"base-directory" is. I read the definition in the Configuring Samba
> >Chapter 2, but I still don't know what it's looking for in that
> >directory. Libraries, binaries, configuration files.......there's a
> >separate folder for each of the above.
>Que? Samba or Kerberos? As you probably know, configuring Samba is done in
>samba/source ... As to Kerberos, sorry, don't know anything about that.
I'm looking for the definition of "base-directory", I guess would be the
question. In the configure script, you have the option of adding kerberos
support, but you need to provide the location of the "base-directory",
which I'm not exactly sure what is being referred to here. I have
directories that contain the kerberos libraries, different directories that
contain the kerberos configuration files, and other directories that
contain the kerberos binary authentication programs, such as kauth and
kinit. Which do I specify?
> >Thanks again in advance,
> >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
> >> days
> >> >> 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?
> >>Does it have the correct entries in it?
> >>If not, then you will get denied ...
> >> >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,
> >> >Matt
> >> >
> >>Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
> >>Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member,
> >>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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