[Samba] PGina & Samba

Paul Barnick p_barnick at sympatico.ca
Wed Mar 9 12:36:02 GMT 2005

I have looked at the site.  At first I was concerned about the security of
using PGina instead of a regular Windows logon, but I posted on the forum
and received some good responses there that convinced me that it is at least
as secure as windows logon.  Now comes the implementation!  Unfortunately, I
can only do it on the weekend as I think it will take some time for me to
get it to work and we cannot have the network down while I'm trying to get
it to work.
Pgina from afar looks like a great program.  I will give it a try.


From: Jim McDonough [mailto:jmcd at us.ibm.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 4:07 AM
To: Andrew Bartlett
Cc: Paul Barnick; samba at lists.samba.org;
samba-bounces+jmcd=samba.org at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] PGina & Samba

>Why use PGina when you can just join the Samba domain?
Passwords. Even if you only use pGina to trap password changes, you get a
chance at the plain-text password without having some other funky interface,
just the standard ctrl+alt+del chage password. pGina allows chaining of
ginas (which is actually what is supposed to happen, but most gina authors
implement this incorrectly), so you can still use windows auth if you want.

Anyway, Paul, have you tried the pgina site? Nate is usually very helpful.

Jim McDonough
IBM Linux Technology Center
Samba Team
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