[Samba] Authenticating PPTP users against Samba/LDAP

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Oct 20 02:50:51 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 00:44, Mike Brodbelt wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a few remote user who use a PPTP based VPN. The server is running
> PoPToP (http://www.poptop.org/), and a pppd patched to support MPPE/MPPC
> for (some) added security. Currently, users authentication information
> is stored in plaintext in /etc/ppp/chap-secrets. I'd like to be able to
> put users into LDAP, and have ppp authenticate either directly against
> LDAP, or against Samba (with an LDAP backend). Any ideas on how I might
> go about this? Most of the docs I've seen suggest that you can't use PAM
> for authentication with CHAP, so it seems not to be as simple as I might
> have hoped.
> Disclaimer - I haven't actually tried any of this yet, I'm just trying
> to get it clear in my head before I start...

The pppd patch (one for 2.4.2, one for current CVS) is here:

The documentation is:

Note that the patch changed a little since the report was written, use
the instructions in the README for configuration.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at samba.org
Authentication Developer, Samba Team            http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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