pam_smbpass and passdb backends

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Thu Jun 12 15:49:42 GMT 2003

On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 12:30:01PM -0300, Fernando Brunelli wrote:
> I tried and works well (smbclient, windows 98, 2000,XP, whatever).
> Looks like pam_smbpass doesn't support passdb backends...

Not so; the pam_smbpass module has been tested with smbpass, tdbsam, and
ldapsam backends.  Unless the passdb code has changed substantially
again since the last time I patched up the pam_smbpass code, this should
still be the case.  I'll try to test with 3.0beta1 shortly.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jelmer Vernooij" <jelmer at>
> To: "Fernando Brunelli" <fbrunelli at>
> Cc: <samba-technical at>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 4:05 PM
> Subject: Re: pam_smbpass and passdb backends

> Try to test the mysql backend from smbd first - e.g. run smbd with
> 'passdb backend = mysql' and connect to it using smbclient. Then read
> the logs for useful information.
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