[Samba] Samba authenticating against Windows Active Directory
marcelops at gmail.com
Tue May 8 14:38:34 MDT 2012
I have a question regarding the integration between Samba and the Active
Directory (Windows 2008).
1. We have been using a Samba server to offer shared folder to the user in
2. The users have any kind of operational system on their machines, and
they don't log in any domain server
3. The users simply map their shares at the Samba server, using their samba
usernames and password.
1. We have a main LDAP server (Windows 2008 Active Directory) that we want
to integrate with our Samba server.
2. We would like to keep the "modus operandi" of the usage (i.e.: The users
simply point to their shares, enter their usernames/passwords and access
3. We don't want to have the "samba usernames/passwords". Instead, we want
the Samba to authenticate using the Active Directory.
The final situation would be:
1. User turn his computer on (doesn't matter the operational system that he
2. User map his samba share
3. User enter his credentials to the Samba Share
4. Samba ask the Active Directory if these credentials are valid
5. If the username/password is authenticate successfully against the Active
Directory, then Samba let the user access his files.
1. At this point, the linux server has joined the domain (it's ok at this
How can I accomplish the Samba+AD integration?? Is there any specific
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