[Samba] Unified authentication
ctrown at uoregon.edu
Tue Apr 12 23:42:46 GMT 2005
Greetings. Apologies if this has been asked before. I've gone
through Google and the archives to no avail.
I am seeking to implement a unified authentication mechanism for a
small(Less than 50 users) setup. I've been trying to wrap my head
around PAM and SAMBA. It almost seems like it can be done, but I can't
quite convince myself.
Most of my users are Windows types. I want to provide domain
authentication for these users. Using the same auth DB, I want to be
able to authenticate some users to a VPN server using RADIUS. All with
teh same user/password combo.
I've seen glimmers and hints in various doc I've read that it can
be done. Maybe using PAM to force radius to use the smbpass.so module?
Another thought I had was to use MySQL as the backend. But then,
I'm not sure that the passwords would be compatible. They're both
one-way hashs using different algorithms, right?
I could use LDAP, but it seems like overkill. So is MySQL,
really, but I can use the server for other tasks later.
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