[Samba] Authenticating PPTP users against Samba/LDAP

Ilia Chipitsine ilia at paramon.ru
Wed Oct 20 03:56:10 GMT 2004

I'm already running such configuration:

freeradius + mpd (vpn server on FreeBSD) + samba

the keyword here is RADIUS server.
freeradius is a good one.

if You are running FreeBSD, I can help You with mpd configuration.

Ilia Chipitsine

> 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...
> Mike.
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