[Samba] Re: Join Linux client to Samba PDC domain

Julian Pilfold-Bagwell jpb at bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk
Fri Jun 8 07:56:18 GMT 2007

Matt wrote:
>> Now I want the same thing in a different environment
>> CentOS Samba PDC in domain mode and LDAP
>> Windows XP and Vista clients joined to the Samba domain
>> Linux File Server (which I don't know how to configure)
>> So I want all the Windows clients to be able to access the shares on  
>> my LInux File Server but I want my CentOS Samba PDC to handle the  
>> authentication with Singel-Sign-On style.
>> How would I configure my Linux Files server? security = domain,  
>> server, or?
>> Thanks,
>> Henrik
> Hi Henrik,
> I just did a similar thing setting up an AIX file server with a Linux-based
> Samba PDC.  I'm pretty sure you want to set the Linux file server up as a domain
> member server:
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/domain-member.html
> You're right on with security=domain.  Then you just have to add the LDAP admin
> stuff to the samba config and secrets database (i.e. smbpasswd -w [LDAP admin
> passwd goes here], net rpc getsid [domain name here], net rpc join
> -Uroot%[password goes here]) and a few other config steps outlined in the link I
> put above...
> Hopefully that gets you started int he right direction.
> -Matt

You need this document:


There's also additional info in the samba docs at samba.org. 
Particularly useful are Samba 3 by example and the Samba 3 Howto.



More information about the samba mailing list