Storing only a salted, hashed password for offline creds

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Aug 20 21:42:51 GMT 2006

On Sun, 2006-08-20 at 15:09 +0200, Hansjörg Maurer wrote:
> Hi
> sorry for inserting an issue to this thread, which may just be related.
> If I understand the context off this thread correctly,
> it deals with local logon into unix workstations which
> authenticate against an Active Directory
> Is there a chance in the future that a samba AD-member server can
> cache credentials too, in order to give windows clients access to shares 
> on the server
> even if the Active-Directory DC are not available.
> I asked this some weeks ago on samba-users and was told, that this
> is not possible at the moment.

From where would we obtain the password hashes to cache?

We could become a BDC and download them, but that is another can of

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.        
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