[Samba] 'multi-layered' authentication

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Jan 22 00:03:38 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-01-22 at 10:34, webster at lexmark.com wrote:
> Much thanks for the reply.
> Now, please tell me that this paragraph, from the description for
> 'obey pam restrictions' in smb.conf(5), is old (& false in Samba 3):
> "Note that Samba always ignores PAM for authentication in the case of
>  encrypt passwords = yes.  The reason is that PAM modules cannot
> support the challenge/response authentication mechanism needed
> in the presence of SMB password encryption."

This paragraph is correct (if slightly badly worded).  We honour account
and session modules, but not auth modules.

'pam password change' causes us to honer password modules, btw.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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