[Samba] Samba + LDAP as a PDC - unable to log in (but able to join a domain)

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri Oct 22 14:14:30 GMT 2004

On Friday 22 October 2004 02:13, Martynas wrote:
> I have the same problem with samba 3.0.7+ldap as PDC on fedora 2.

With due respect,  a comment like this does not help anyone to solve the 
problem. What is far more helpful for someone who may be able to offer 
assistance is clarification of:

a) Your configuration information. From this someone may be able to see things 
that are not as they need to be. That may help you to find a solution.

b) Description of the documents/guides/books/howto's that you have made 
reference to. Much of the samba documentation is out of date. Some public is 
incorrect or is based on faulty assumptions. It is useful to others on the 
list to hear explicitly which guides work and which should be avoided or 

So to get the ball rolling, which chaptes of the Samba-Guide have you 
followed? You can obtain this from: 

This can also be purchased from Amazon as the book "Samba-3 by Example"

If the examples in this book are wrong, misleading, or do not work we have to 
fix them. If they are inadequate, we must make them adequate. Documentation 
is never better than the sum of knowledge of those who contribute to it. :)

John T.

> regards,
> Martynas
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm trying to get Samba to work as a PDC for a group of Windows clients.
> >
> > I followed two tutorials form IBM developers works: 1) using Samba as a
> PDC (which is missing domain controller = yes), 2) Using an LDAP
> Directory for Samba authentication.
> > So I was able tu run Samba 3 as a PDC (without LDAP) - I could join a
> domain, add a user, machines were added automatically, roaming profiles
> worked etc.
> > Then I decided to add LDAP support to Samba.
> >
> > In this case, I am able to join a domain, but unable to log in as a user.
> >
> > Interestingly, Samba logs tell that authentication for a "machine" and
> "user" (which are in LDAP) was successful, but Windows tell me that
> username or password were wrong.
> > If I give a wrong password, Samba Says so in logs.
> >
> >
> > Anyone had a similar case?
> >
> > I use OpenLDAP 2.2.6, Samba 3.0.4 on SuSE 9.1, clients are Win2k with
> > SP4.
> >
> > If needed, I could paste my config files, too.
> >
> >
> > Tomek
> >
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John H Terpstra
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