[PATCH] Add a winbind localauth plugin for MIT Kerberos

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Jun 21 09:01:17 UTC 2018

On Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:21:51 +0200
Andreas Schneider via samba-technical <samba-technical at lists.samba.org>

> Hi,
> attached is a patch which implements a localauth plugin for MIT
> Kerberos.
> https://web.mit.edu/kerberos/krb5-latest/doc/plugindev/localauth.html

That link is the usual developer written gobbledygook, it even tells
you to read the source for more info. I think what it is trying to say
is, it allows kerberos to know who local system accounts are.

If this is the case, why ? 'local system accounts' are just that,

> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13480

Whilst I can understand that the case in the ticket must be correct,
what I cannot understand what kerberos has to do with local system
users, or am I missing something ?


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