[Samba] gdm and winbind logins

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Thu May 9 12:21:03 GMT 2002

Has anyone successfully gotten gdm to authenticate using pam_winbind.so?  I
can get text logins to work, but gdm doesn't.  I get the following error in

May 9 15:08:02 brodbeck gdm(pam_unix)[30583]: could not identify user (from
May 9 15:08:02 brodbeck gdm[30583]: Couldn't set acct. mgmt for

/etc/pam.d/gdm is as follows:

auth		sufficient	/lib/security/pam_winbind.so
auth		required	/lib/security/pam_stack.so
auth		required	/lib/security/pam_nologin.so
account	sufficient	/lib/security/pam_winbind.so
account	required	/lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
password	required	/lib/security/pam_stack.so
session	required	/lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session	optional	/lib/security/pam_console.so

/etc/pam.d/system-auth is as follows:

auth		required	/lib/security/pam_env.so
auth		sufficient	/lib/security/pam_unix.so use_first_pass
likeauth nullok
auth		required	/lib/security/pam_deny.so
account	sufficient	/lib/security/pam_unix.so
password	required	/lib/security/pam_cracklib.so retry=3 type=
password	required	/lib/security/pam_deny.so
session	required	/lib/security/pam_limits.so
session	required	/lib/security/pam_unix.so

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