[Samba] Re: Samba and Linux Passwords Backend

Michal Kurowski mkur at poczta.gazeta.pl
Tue Sep 6 17:44:12 GMT 2005

Lonnie Cumberland [lonnie at outstep.com] wrote:
> I am sure that this has been asked probably a million times on this 
> list, but for our particular setup, I need to see if there is a way to 
> have Samba authenticate its users based upon the Linux accounts password 
> file? 


> The reason is that we have other applications all working together and 
> most of them are also using the Linux password file which make the 
> process of maintaining users much easier and from a central point.

Nothing prevents you from having same passwords in both unix- and
windows- form.

> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

LDAP database is probably the way.

And, even more, getting more interested in samba docs. Links available on
the front page of the project.

> Thanks,


Michal Kurowski
<mkur at poczta.gazeta.pl>

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