[Samba] Samba4 AD/LDAP question

Aly Khimji aly.khimji at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 18:24:16 MDT 2011

Hi guys,

First time poster so I do apologize if this question has been asked before.

In a test set up we are trying to use samba4 to authenticate a small network
with Linux, Win, and OSX clients. I have successfully deployed samba4 in
domain controller mode, can attach windows machines to it, manage the DC via
windows tools.
We can also join Linux servers to the domain, however my problem is as
follows, When attempting to log into a Linux server, excluding local users,
the only directory user that can log in is the Administrator. Any other
directory user that attempts to log in gets a "No Logon Servers", however if
move that same user into the Domain Admins group they can log in with no
issues (yes as UID=0) as reported in /var/log/secure.

Can someone please explain why this happens, and what step have i missed
that would allow regular users to log in?

That being said, my second question is, if it possible to have the samba4
server in domain controller mode, but have Linux clients authenticate via
ldap as appose to winbind?
For example, when configuring an authentication method if it would possible
to use LDAP instead of samba/winbind? I tried to configure LDAP (correct
base, host, uri, etc..) but when it doesn't seem to pull any info? eg id or
getent doesn't work.

Any pointers are greatly appreciated, I am just testing out
the capabilities of 4, i understand its still in Alpha but hope you guys
might have some experience with it.



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