Samba AD DC and Kerberos

Anoop Singh anoop.singh at
Tue Sep 29 11:28:55 UTC 2015

Hi learned Members,

I have few questions regarding configuring samba as Active directory domain controller and in case of connecting samba with windows active directory.

1.       To connect Samba with Windows active directory we need winbind and Kerberos configured. Is Kerberos a must requirement? Is there any way to bypass it or use some other protocol?

2.       In the above case I can understand as we are connecting to windows active directory Kerberos may be needed but when we configure samba itself as an active directory domain controller why is Kerberos needed? Is it for testing purpose only? Is there a way to bypass it or use some other protocol?

3.       Do we need ACL, xattr support mandatorily to make both configurations work means samba as AD DC and connecting samba to windows AD?

Clarification will be highly appreciated.

Thanks & regards,

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