[Samba] Samba not working with sssd on CentOS 6.5

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Thu Sep 25 00:22:17 MDT 2014

On 25/09/14 07:07, AndreiV wrote:
> Well, it looks like I misunderstood how authentication in Samba works. I
> thought that Samba uses the system level authentication system to
> authenticate users.
> It must be the fault of my CentOS 7 setup (I also have a CentOS 7 server set
> up almost the same way) that works.
> I installed a CentOS 7 minimal, joined it to the AD using realmd, installed
> Samba, used exactly the same config file that I used for CentOS 6.5 (but
> without the "kerberos method = secrets and keytab" setting) and this server
> works correctly. I can access it with \\server or \\ip without any issues.
> CentOS 6.5 doesn't have realmd in the repositories but I used the tools
> "behind" realmd, created the same setup as on the CentOS 7 server, but it
> doesn't work.
> I think I am going to user the old setup on CentOS 6.5, the one relying on
> winbind. Can winbind and sssd coexist?

With old versions of sssd it is best to leave winbind running but not 
configured. Why not forget realmd, set kerberos method in smb.conf and 
use good old net to join the domain? Nothing is modern enough on centos 
to have many other options.

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