[Samba] Using kerberos authentication without AD

james bardin jbardin at bu.edu
Wed May 6 13:52:16 GMT 2009

Here's the scenario we often run into; we have machines with multiple
user accounts, which all authenticate to our kerberos servers.
Depending on the group, these accounts could be local, nis, ldap, etc.
They often want to provide samba services, but binding the machine to
AD isn't always feasible, so they have to manually create the samba
users and password database.

Is there any way for samba to use our kerberos servers directly for
authentication, without having an AD domain controller as the
middleman, and without using plaintext authentication?


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