[Samba] question concerning ldapsam:editposix and winbind

Andrew Richey ar2748 at columbia.edu
Wed Jan 16 16:12:18 GMT 2008

Well, it looks like I would have to use pam_ldap and nss_ldap to make 
this work.  Or so I think...  Wondering if all the Linux distros require 
these too, to authenticate off of ldap.

Andrew Richey wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I've gotten my samba + openldap running quite well, minus one problem 
> (that I know about).  I've read over plenty of documentation, the 
> official and other wiki's and such.  I believe I have winbind working 
> correctly, so I assume I won't have to use external scripts to add 
> groups/users/etc..
> But isn't there something one must do in order for their OS (in my 
> case FreeBSD 6.2) to use my ldap server instead of /etc/passwd and 
> /etc/group files?   I'm unable to change the Administrator users 
> password because I have no Unix account for it, and I assume it's 
> looking for that in /etc/passwd.  On the same token, I can add another 
> user who already exists in my /etc/password  (the local user I added 
> during the installation of FreeBSD).  And it shows up sucsessfully in 
> my ldap server.
> At first I was thinking that the ...
> ldapsam:trusted= yes
> ldapsam:editposix= yes
> ..handled this issue, via winbind.  But that might be a 
> misunderstanding on my part. Anyone have any ideas?

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