[Samba] LDAP logins failing after installing Samba 4.4.5

Bart Coninckx info at bitsandtricks.com
Tue Mar 7 21:58:47 UTC 2017

>> AD does not allow simple binds, It might help if you told us just
>> what
>> mailserver you are using.

>To be clear, AD does allow simple binds.  We restrict them in Samba per
>the "ldap server require strong auth" parameter. 


>Andrew Bartlett

This was exactly what the mailserver people suggested and it worked beautifully. 

Since the connection is local, encryption, though better, can be done without. I was thinking that simple bind activation needed to be done with a GPO, but a parameter in smb.conf makes of course more sense.


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