[Samba] pam_winbind and krb5_auth

Robert LeBlanc robert at leblancnet.us
Tue Jun 8 23:07:13 MDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 10:48 PM, Matthew Delves <m.delves at ballarat.edu.au>wrote:

> >>> On 9/06/2010 at 1:22 pm, Robert LeBlanc <robert at leblancnet.us> wrote:
> > If you configure SSH and NFS, you get passwords logins and mounts. I
> think
> > mount.smb can use it as well as smbclient. I know that KDE auto logs me
> into
> > Samba/WIndows file shares without a password just like Windows. If you
> have
> > Kerberos websites, you can configure your browser to pass tickets and get
> > single-signon. There are quiet a few things you can do. If you have to
> enter
> > a password, there is usually a way to enable Kerberos for it.
> >
> Thanks for that explanation. That's more when using Linux as a workstation.
> I'm using Linux as a server and am wanting to use Kerberos authentication as
> a way of achieving SSO.
> Currently I have the linux server setup so that it retrieves a kerberos
> ticket when a user logs in via ssh, though when I tell PuTTY to authenticate
> using kerberos, it still asks for a password.
> Is there a way to track down just what is going on there?
It took me a long time to get Kerberos SSH working. My best friends were ssh
-vvvv and running sshd in debug mode. It will take a while, but the
passwordless login is very nice. I was able to do if from Mac and Linux, I
think I got Putty working on one Window's machine, but it required a special
version of Putty from what I remember.

Robert LeBlanc
Life Sciences & Undergraduate Education Computer Support
Brigham Young University

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