[Samba] LDAP authentication only with SAMBA

Adam Tauno Williams adam at morrison-ind.com
Tue Nov 30 14:28:53 GMT 2004

> This question has probably been asked before, but I would like to ask it
> again. I know all about LDAP authentication between samba and a LDAP
> service with the proper schema in place. You create a entry in the LDAP
> database with all the samba privileges in place. I want to just
> authenticate with a LDAP service and not use a special samba schema.

No, not possible.  (Well you might be able to if you hack to disable
encrypted passwords, etc... but I doubt it would work as a DC).

>  We use
> LDAP to authenticate for telnet, ftp and proxy services. This LDAP service
> is used for single sign on type of authentication so that the user does not
> need to have dozens of passwords for different servers and services. I want
> to use LDAP with samba for the same reason. I will create and entry on the
> samba host in the samba smbpasswd file, but want to go against the LDAP
> server for the password. Can this be done?

This works, but must be done in collaberation with the Samba schema

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