[Samba] Samba and Kerberos V

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Mon Jan 10 18:49:04 GMT 2005

>>>>> On Mon, 10 Jan 2005, "Jukka" == Jukka Salmi wrote:

  Jukka> Does Samba have native Kerberos V support, i.e. is it
  Jukka> possible to authenticate against a (Heimdal, in our case)
  Jukka> kdc?

>>>>> On Mon, 10 Jan 2005, "Ganeshram" == Ganeshram Iyer wrote:

  Ganeshram> I had just recently asked this question on this.

I see this question pop up on this list every so often, but one thing 
I never see addressed is whether or not Samba can be used to 
autheticate to the localhost, which, using PAM, could then 
authenticate against Kerberos.  Apache can do this, or use it's 
mod_auth_krb5 module.  Why can't Samba do something similar?

People who have an existing MIT kerberos implementation aren't going
to want to switch over to Heimdal.  And storing kerberos data in LDAP
just seems like an inherently bad idea to begin with.


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