[Samba] Samba users on linux box

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 13:13:42 UTC 2017

Some starting point to understand NSS and PAM :

In short :
- you need something to discuss with the network user database (AD, old NT4
domain, NIS domain...) to retrieve information from that DB to forge UNIX
user's line (ie: a user line like into /etc/passwd). This can be done be
several tools: Winbind, SSSD, nslcd for recent software able to discuss
with AD (as you mentioned it).
- you will need to configure PAM for at some point it uses that tool
- you will need to configure NSS for it uses that tool

Here is a page from Samba wiki to configure a domain member (not a DC, a
member) using Winbind to retrieve user information:

2017-01-27 12:01 GMT+01:00 basti via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>:

> Hello Again,
> I have a problem to understand differences between
> libnss-winbind
> libpam-winbind
> Kerberos
> I need to see Sambausers on linux box via "getent passwd".
> At the moment I sync users via LDAP, but i plan to migrate to Samba AD.
> I dont want to install samba (just for login) on this linux box if it is
> possible.
> Best regards,
> On 25.01.2017 16:37, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> >> Mailserver, get users via pam_ldap from PDC.
> > Depends on your mailserver, if it can use kerberos, then use kerneros.
> >
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