Alternative Auth Methods.

Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima tony at
Wed Oct 31 20:57:03 GMT 2001

On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Jason C. Leach wrote:

> hi,
> Are there any alternative authentication methods for Samba? Other 
> thank the smbpasswd file?  I'd like to do PostgreSQL or mySQL. Why?
> Because I can do Exim/IMAP/POP3 Apache/Zope with SQL, if I could do
> Samba it would wrap it up into one nice DB for authentication.
> It does not have to be much, just the ability to get the data from
> a SQL query rather than a flat file query.
> Anyone interested in working on this if it does not exist?

Log way arround:
	Samba can authenticate (under most conditions) with PAM
	PAM can authenticate against a radius server (freeradius)
	freeradius can authenticate agaist a database.

I haven't done it, in theory, however, this should mean that given a well 
engineered DB you can then authenticate just about any server from the
single source.

Yours Tony.

 * "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the 
 * same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
 * --Albert Einstein

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