[Samba] PAM authentication to Active Directory

Gautier, B (Bob) Bob.Gautier at rabobank.com
Wed Nov 15 18:03:37 GMT 2006

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> From: samba-bounces+bob.gautier=rabobank.com at lists.samba.org 
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> ] On Behalf Of Jean-Sebastien Pilon
> Sent: 15 November 2006 17:32
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] PAM authentication to Active Directory
> Hello list, 
> I want to authenticate (only authenticate) through active 
> directory with PAM. I googled around and everything I found, 
> wheter it is forum posts or howtos, it always talks about 
> winbind and joining the linux machine to the windows domain. 
> I do not which to do this, I only want to get PAM to 
> authenticate with the AD and then everything else is local. 
> Should I use pam_winbind ? pam_ntdom ?
> Some help/hints would be greatly appreciated.

I'm not entirely clear what you want to do, but you could look
at using just pam_krb5 (i.e. use AD's Kerberos functionality
for authentication) - that way, you won't need a domain join.

Bob Gautier

> Regards,
> Jean-Sébastien Pilon
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> Penson Financial Services Canada Inc.
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