[Samba] Authenticate using AD UPN name

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 13:33:06 UTC 2016


By "logging in/authenticating with UPN through winbind" you are speaking
about using UPN on Linux or UNIX clients when these clients are generating
local users from AD using winbind?

Kindly regards,


2016-02-09 20:20 GMT+01:00 Björn Ramberg <bjoern.ramberg at gmail.com>:

> Hey,
> I am running Ubuntu Trusty 14.04.3 with samba and winbind version
> 4.1.6-Ubuntu. Its run in a windows domain env which is running an AD on
> 2008 R2 servers.
> I can login just fine with using the AD accounts sam name. However, the
> question is now if all machines on the domain can use the AD UPN to login
> instead of the sam. I have looked around a bit and found a few old posts
> about this.
> This post which is not that old to be fair:
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2014-May/181561.html is pointing out
> that very early in the authentication the domain\user is spilt up by
> winbind and the UPN wouldn’t perhaps get mapped correctly.The post ends up
> mentioning that it would be a development task. I have been looking around
> in the change logs for later versions of samba, but couldn’t find anything
> relating to UPN name.
> So the more general question, is there anyone who has got this working
> under any circumstances, logging in/authenticating with UPN through
> winbind? Is it possible?
> @Samba devs: Thanks for your tireless and awesome work with samba and
> winbind.
> Kind regards,
> Björn
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