[Samba] Winbind/PAM/SLES 8-problem

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Feb 24 13:41:35 GMT 2009

On Tuesday 24 February 2009 07:23:41 danny.petterson at accenture.com wrote:
> I'm working on getting some old SLES 8-serveres to use winbind, letting
> users authenticate to our Windows AD. All the setup of  samba, winbind,
> adding the server to the AD etc. is working fine, and all kinds of
> wbinfo returns what it is supposed to. BUT - when I try to login (using
> ssh), it utterly ignores winbind, and only tries to validate local
> users. Not one entry in messages or samba-logs about winbind when a
> users tries to logon to the system... I suppose its related to
> PAM-configuration, but Im not sure. This is what Im dealing with:
> UnitedLinux-1.0-i386-SP4 (from SPident)
> Linux 2.4.21-251-smp #1 SMP Thu Sep 23 17:22:54 UTC 2004 i686 unknown
> samba3-client-3.0.33-36
> samba3-winbind-3.0.33-36
> samba3-3.0.33-36
> This is where I try to use winbind in /etc/pam.d:
> common-account:
> account sufficient      /lib/security/pam_winbind.so
> account required        pam_unix2.so

> common-auth:
> auth    sufficient      /lib/security/pam_winbind.so
> auth    required        pam_unix2.so nullok_secure use_first_pass
> Can't get anything to work with winbind, not sudo, not su, not ssh -
> nothing. But again, all wbinfo, getent passwd, etc works fine.

Have you specified winbind in your nsswitch file?


passwd:  files winbind
shadow:  files winbind
group:  file winbind

- John T.

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