Winbind/RH7.1...More Help

Rafael rafiros at
Fri Oct 19 09:26:05 GMT 2001

    I'm with the same problem and i only can get access to my samba server
with i stop the winbind service.
    Does anyone know the right configuration of pam so that with winbind
running i can get access to samba and login to the linux box?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Trammell" <strammell at>
To: "Winston Nimchan" <Winston_Nimchan at>
Cc: <samba at>
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: Winbind/RH7.1...More Help

> That is most likely a PAM problem, you need to create/modify a file at:
> /etc/pam.d/samba
> so that authentication will work against your domain (only for the
> samba service, logging into your linux computer is a different
> service).  Be very careful with PAM, you can lock yourself out of your
> machine if it is misconfigured.  For example, my /etc/pam.d/samba file
> looks like this:
> auth            required        /lib/security/
> auth            required        /lib/security/
> auth            sufficient      /lib/security/
> auth            required        /lib/security/ use_first_pass
shadow nullok
> account         required        /lib/security/
> session         required        /lib/security/
> password        required        /lib/security/
> Check to make sure that PAM is configured correctly for samba here,
> and then you can check the error log at /var/log/messages for any
> errors relating to PAM if it still won't work.  Also make sure
> that the pam module is in place in /lib/security.
> Login is a separate module (not samba), you would need to modify
> another module config to do that.
> -Sean
> Winston Nimchan wrote:
> >
> > The winbind now getent passwd & groups returns the domain
> > users/groups
> >
> > What should be the next step? my clients (Win2K & Win9x) are still
> > prompting for a password and I cannot login to my linux box using
> > DOMAIN*domainuser.
> >
> > Must I add each domain user as a user on the linux box?
> >
> > Regards
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