[Samba] PAM winbind authentication problem NT domain

Martin Vuille martin at jpmvrealtime.com
Sun Apr 10 14:15:34 MDT 2011

> From: Bob Miller [mailto:bob at computerisms.ca]
> Sent: April 10, 2011 15:59
> To: Martin Vuille
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] PAM winbind authentication problem NT domain
> >
> > If I use "wbinfo -a user%password", I get the following results:
> >
> > 	plaintext password authentication failed
> > 	Could not authenticate user%password with plaintext password
> > 	challenge/response authentication succeeded
> >
> > In the logs, I see the error NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER.
> Maybe you need to put your domain name in front of the user;
> domain\user
> %password

Thanks Bob. I should have been more complete in my description. I have
tried it as domain.user%password as well as user%password, with and without
"winbind use default domain = yes", and it makes no difference.

I don't know whether this is relevant or helpful, but while retesting this
to confirm my answer I accidentally mistyped the password part. If I do
"wbinfo -a" with a valid user name but the wrong password, then the error


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