[Samba] auth via PAM or /etc/passwd

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Thu Mar 9 12:24:31 GMT 2006

i you not wanna use ldap study this
auth via pam is possible but i would not recommend this,
i had testet this a long time ago and it works
Best Regards

Andrea Venturoli schrieb:
> Mikhail Ramendik wrote:
>> Hello,
>> A friend wants to set up Samba (3.0.9-2.6-SUSE) so that users would 
>> log on using the same credentials as on the local Linux system, 
>> without a separate password database. He would like Samba to use PAM 
>> or /etc/passwd.
>> Is it possible, and if so, how?
> AFAIK no. I think it would not be possible without disabling password 
> encryption, which would also mean he'll have to do without a lot of 
> other things.
> I'm doing it the other way round, i.e. using Samba as my authentication 
> engine and let any other service authenticate through pam_smb. Then I 
> use nss_ldap to complete the thing.
>  bye
>     av.

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