[Samba] pam_ldap problem on an LDAP+SMB configuration

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Sep 14 04:10:46 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 18:40 -0500, David Martinez wrote:
> Hi there.
> This is my first post to this list, I hope I can help you in the future.
> By now, I'm the one who needs help  :)
> I've been trying to configure a Fedora Core 4 box to use samba + LDAP. I
> followed instructions of
> http://www.idealx.org/prj/samba/smbldap-howto.en.html but it seems like
> I'm having problems on the pam_ldap layer: when I go to step 4.5
> (http://www.idealx.org/prj/samba/smbldap-howto.en.html#htoc32) ssh
> testuser1 at my-host I get the following message on /var/log/messages:
> Sep 13 18:09:40 linux2 sshd(pam_unix)[23077]: check pass; user unknown
> Sep 13 18:09:40 linux2 sshd(pam_unix)[23077]: authentication failure;
> logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser=rhost=linux2
> Sep 13 18:09:40 linux2 sshd[23077]: pam_ldap: error trying to bind as
> user "uid=testuser1,ou=Users,dc=valeeuro,dc=com" (Invalid credentials)
> I have tried everything, but no success, I always get to this and I
> don't know what to do now. Its really important to me to get this
> configuration working, so I don't want to give up.
> Can someone help me or tell me if I have to read somewhere else ?
probably would help if you posted the ldap relevant sections of your
smb.conf to the list - also, for the ldap admin...did you set the
password (smbpasswd -w XXXXXXXXX) ?


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