[Samba] Samba with LDAP Authentication

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Tue Jan 10 14:35:12 MST 2012

On 01/10/2012 09:50 PM, Amit More wrote:
> Hello All,
> I want to authenticate existing LDAP users to samba shares. From what i have been reading, it seems like there are two ways to achieve this
> 1. Configure samba to use plaintext passwords (encrypt passwords = no in smb.conf) and configure clients  to send unencrypted passwords.
> 2. Use smbpasswd utility to add users. Using this utility the user's samba password will be different from the LDAP password.
> I don't want to use plaintext authentication so cannot use the first method described here.  I also want the samba password to be the same as the LDAP password and must be in sync.
> Is there anyway to achieve this? Can anyone please point me in the right direction? I would really appreciate your help.
> Thanks,
> Amit
Hi. We have a one password solution like you describe running on 
openSUSE. There is a good howto here:

It may get you started at least.


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