[Samba] Linux SSO with samba4?

Quinn Plattel qiet72 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 07:04:07 MDT 2012

Hi all,

I'm about give up on this Ubuntu SSO setup - I haven't been able to get any
solution to work so far.  I have looked through Bernd's notes, Steve's
notes, and the Ubuntu Community SSO.  I think it is because most of the
howto's are old and may not work with a Ubuntu 12.04/samba4 + Ubuntu 12.04
client setup.  I can only get the windows SSO to work with samba4 which is
quite easy compared to getting a Linux SSO to work at all.  I feel I am so
close to getting it to work after understanding how kerberos works.  I
think I'll try a dns/kerberos server/openldap sso setup via Ubuntu
Community SSO without samba4 and see if I can get that to work.

Thanks for all the help so far.


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Quinn Plattel <qiet72 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I think it is great that samba4 has a single sign on solution for Windows
> platforms and it seems to work well too, but I am wondering is it possible
> to do the same for a Linux environment?  I have been studying how to
> implement single sign on using the Ubuntu way through this document:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SingleSignOn and I am wondering if I
> can do the same with samba4 where the samba4 just replaces openldap and the
> kerberos server components.
> On a windows client, you can login as a user though active directory even
> though that user is not defined locally on the client.  Can you do the same
> in a Linux environment?  I have done some testing and the results so far
> looks as if it is not quite there yet.  For example, if I ssh to a machine
> using kerberos credentials, I cannot ssh to it without have a local account
> defined on that machine.  Does a kerberos/ldap solution solve that kind of
> problem?
> br,
> Quinn

Best regards/Med venlig hilsen,
Quinn Plattel

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