[Samba] Need Methods Around Anonymous LDAP Binding for User Auth

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Apr 2 13:13:11 MDT 2013

On Tue, Apr 02, 2013 at 11:52:08AM -0700, Khanh N. wrote:
> Thanks, for the reply.
> I did read quite a few HowTo's about joing an AD and setup Samba that way.
>  However, my company's IT department won't give out an LDAP binding user
> account because of their security policies, hence I need the capabilities of
> anonymous binding.

Samba winbindd doesn't need an LDAP binding user account, only a
machine account - the same account they're givng to *every single*
Windows desktop in the domain. If they trust Windows desktops,
then they only need to give the same trust to Samba winbindd.


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