user authentication issues with samba4-beta5 as a member server

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Sep 6 16:02:54 MDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-09-06 at 09:59 -0400, Jean Raby wrote:
> On 12-09-05 7:17 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> >> Alright, I tested this again with beta8 and /usr/sbin/samba won't even
> >> >  start when configured as a member server.
> >> >  So I guess the release notes were right;-)
> >> >
> >> >  We've been using samba as a DC along with openchange and sogo and it
> >> >  works pretty well for our development needs, but we're trying to find a
> >> >  way to integrate that with existing domains with a windows DC.
> >> >
> >> >  At first I thought that we'd simply have to join samba as a member
> >> >  server, but obviously, that won't work for now.
> > It is meant to still permit a startup in this situation.  Is there any
> > chance you could debug the code in source4/smbd/server.c that imposes
> > this restriction and work out why if doesn't allow you to start up?
> Indeed, samba will start if 'dcerpc endpoint servers' contains 'mapiproxy'.
> It didn't work in my tests since I was using a minimal smb.conf without 
> this parameter.
> However, I get the same behavior when trying to authenticate a user 
> using wbinfo -K :

Ahh, this is simple.  wbinfo -K is unimplemented in the winbind in the
'samba' binary.  wbinfo -a should work however. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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