Password Server level authentication
PATTON James <Con>
james.patton at mrwa.wa.gov.au
Mon Jun 8 12:53:38 GMT 1998
Hello all :-)
I have a Solaris 2.5.1 1.9.18p7 Samba server. I want to use an NT 4.0
SP3 server to do all username and password authentication.
I have the following entries in the global section of the smb.conf file:
# workgroup = <Windows NT Domain Name>
workgroup = DOMAIN01
# The NetBIOS name by which the Solaris Samba server is known.
netbios name = SMBSRV
# I am unsure as to whether encrypt passwords should be set or not.
# I have tried both commenting and uncommenting this setting, but
# it doesn't seem to make any difference.
encrypt passwords = yes
# smb passwd file = not set!
# password server (G)
# Use password server option only with security = server
# NT4SERVER is the PDC.
password server = NT4SERVER
security = server
I have a share called "test" defined as follows.
comment = Test share
user = valid
force create mode = 775
force directory mode = 775
path = /usr/local/samba/mounts/test
read only = no
writable = yes
public = no
valid users = valid
When I browse SMBSRV on a Windows NT 4.0 SP3 workstation client I can
see the test share. Good.
When I try to connect I am challenged for a username and password. I
supply the username "valid" (which is a genuine username on the NT
Domain) and the correct password (all lower case).
NT responds with "Incorrect password or unknown username for
SMBSRV logs an error as follows:
password server NT4SERVER rejected the password
NT Password did not match ! Defaulting to Lanman
I have the registry key "EnablePlainTextPasswords" set on the WinNT 4.0
Please help. This is driving me bananas. Can anyone see anything
obvious that I am doing wrong? Does anyone out there actually have a
working configuration similar to the one described above? If so, please
tell me how, or at least give me a few clues so that I can head in the
Any comments, suggestions, ideas or feedback most welcome.
Unix and NT Sys Admin
Main Roads Western Australia
e-mail: James.Patton at mrwa.wa.gov.au
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