[Samba] Single Sign On, authentication, and Windows XP Home
mlozier at spindletopoil.com
Thu Dec 27 14:55:17 GMT 2007
Yes, this is all correct and I fully agree with everything that Gaiseric has
said. However, the problem I'm dealing with is that I *still* have XP Home
machines that I need to work with. Until these are phased out, and replaced
with Pro Ed., I'm stuck if I want to implement SSO -- I think, unless I run
an LDAP server and install pGina with the LDAP plugin.
I didn't want to have to go this route, but I think that it may be the only
Thank you to everyone for their input --
From: samba-bounces+mlozier=spindletopoil.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+mlozier=spindletopoil.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
Of Gaiseric Vandal
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 8:46 AM
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Subject: Re: [Samba] Single Sign On, authentication, and Windows XP Home
To the best of my knowledge, you can't join XP Home machines to a
domain. Which would be a major argument against ever using XP Home
in a work environment. (I realize many businesses buy this because
they think it is cheaper.)
If you don't use a domain setup, if you have a user account for each
user on the server at set the password to be the same user's account
on his or her own machine, the file access should be pretty
My experience is that once you have more than 3 machines in a
workgroup, switching to the domain model is well worth the effort.
(And I would suspect less effort then going with an LDAP or NIS
just my 2c.
On Dec 21, 2007 3:11 PM, Matt Lozier <mlozier at spindletopoil.com> wrote:
> I have a small (medium?) sized network of about 30 XP machines. About 2/3
> of these machines are running Home Ed. while the other 1/3 are running
> Professional Ed.
> I currently have two samba shares, and I'm using 'user' security.
> I want to implement single sign on, some way, somehow. I've considered:
> and LDAP, but I can't get the NIS pGina plugin to work with my NIS server,
> and LDAP seems like a beast to setup, though I'm willing to go for it if
> means that I'll be able to get SSO working.
> Does any one have any suggestions / recommendations?
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