[Samba] pam problems (apparently)
Eric S. Johansson
esj at harvee.org
Wed Jun 29 23:53:59 GMT 2005
I've been having authentication problems with samba over the past couple
of days as a try to build a new configuration. Try all the different
options of using pam, not using pam, encrypted, not encrypted passwords
etc. nothing works.
So I strip everything (and I mean everything) out of smb.conf and try to
use swat for configuration. It fails to authenticate me and finally I
get a log entry that might mean something (versus nothing in the log,
[2005/06/29 17:34:58, 0] auth/pampass.c:smb_pam_passcheck(810)
smb_pam_passcheck: PAM: smb_pam_auth failed - Rejecting User root !
the pam configuration is:
# * pam_smbpass.so authenticates against the smbpasswd file
# * changed Redhat's 'pam_stack' with 'include' for *BSD compatibility
# (Diego "Flameeyes" Petteno'): enable with pam>=0.78 only
auth required pam_smbpass.so nodelay
#account include system-auth
#session include system-auth
account required /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session required /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
password required pam_smbpass.so nodelay smbconf=/etc/samba/smb.conf
private/smbpasswd has the root account password in it although I cannot
verify its correctness.
I figure the authentication problem is not samba configuration related
but more likely somewhere else like pam.
pointers would be most appreciated.
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