[Samba] smbd to authenticate via pam modules

Volker Lendecke vl at samba.org
Thu Sep 8 15:10:17 UTC 2016

On Thu, Sep 08, 2016 at 04:59:14PM +0200, David Komanek via samba wrote:
> and there is nothing logged by pam libraries, so I suppose they are not
> called at all (other services are using it successfully and logging
> without problems). But as long as I am using plaintext passwords, it
> should be going to pam libraries, shouldn't it ? Pam configuration is
> working for other services, so I suppose the problem is in my samba setup.

You're not using plaintext anymore. Even if you type in your pw into
smbclient, it is using at least a challenge-response authentication.

Using PAM for authentication is not possible with SMB. PAM wants to
see the plain text password, which smbd never sees.



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