[Samba] Winbind PAM RHEL

Sketch smblist at rednsx.org
Tue Jan 10 17:01:03 UTC 2017

On Tue, 10 Jan 2017, Oliver Werner via samba wrote:

> on debian i use pam winbind by adding
> Is there another way on RHEL? i have configure RHEL that wbinfo -u gives me the users and getent passwd also.
> id <username> is not possible. It tells me user unknown.
> With authconfig i have enable winbind for authentication.

The RHEL way to do it is with authconfig.  The documentation for RHEL6 is 


Note that you need to enable both authorization ("user account 
configuration" in the GUI) and authentication.  If you want to use the 
CLI, you probably want something like:

authconfig --enablewinbind --enablewinbindauth --smbsecurity ads --enablewinbindoffline --smbservers=ad.example.com --smbworkgroup=EXAMPLE --smbrealm EXAMPLE.COM --winbindtemplateshell=/bin/sh --enablemkhomedir --update

...you may want to replace --update with --test the first time around. 
Also note that if you've configured any of the several things that 
authconfig configures manually, it may overwrite some or all of your 

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