[Samba] Samba authentication using non-AD Kerberos?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Apr 25 21:40:25 UTC 2017

On Tue, 2017-04-25 at 15:23 -0600, S P Arif Sahari Wibowo via samba
> On 2017-04-20, 03:35, Andrew Bartlett via samba wrote:
> > Not windows clients without much pain.  In theory Windows can 
> > join a non-AD KDC, but it is incredibly rarely done.
> Would you mind to give clearer picture how much pain we are 
> talking about here? Any link to somebody who did it? I need to 
> compare it to the pain of another alternatives I have in the 
> table, like let clients mount files using sshfs.

This looks like the instructions:


In terms of pain, let me put it this way:  You are the first person I
can remember asking about this on the Samba lists.  

Also, you still have to create all the user accounts on each Windows
client, you just get to share the passwords.  

All in all, you start to see why we built Samba's AD DC.  You might not
be able to use it, but we didn't think the alternative was practical

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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