[Samba] How to use kerberos as the default auth in AD config?

Shyam Kaushik shyam at zadarastorage.com
Mon Aug 13 13:55:24 UTC 2018

Hi Folks,

We have samba(4.8) deployed with following key parms
        security = ADS
        realm = TEST
        client NTLMv2 auth = No
        ntlm auth = disabled

We have a win2k user configured as a "Protected User"

When this user tries to connect to samba/winbind, we get this error out &
client is not able to connect

	[2018/08/13 13:46:50.019094,  2, pid=7845, class=auth]
	  check_ntlm_password:  Authentication for user [protecteduser] ->
[protecteduser] FAILED with error NT_STATUS_ACCOUNT_RESTRICTION,

we can confirm the following behaviour (password hidden)
	root at test-01:~# wbinfo -a TEST\protecteduser%XXXX'
	plaintext password authentication failed
	Could not authenticate user TEST\protecteduser%XXXX with plaintext
	challenge/response password authentication failed
	wbcAuthenticateUserEx(TEST\protecteduser): error code was
	error message was: Account restriction
	Could not authenticate user TEST\protecteduser with

Whereas Kerberos auth works ok
	root at test-01:~# wbinfo --krb5auth 'TEST\protecteduser%XXXX'
	plaintext kerberos password authentication for
[TEST\protecteduser%XXXX] succeeded (requesting cctype: FILE)
	credentials were put in: FILE:/tmp/krb5cc_0

when we have a regular user from the same win2k client that is not part of
"Protected User", plaintext/NTLM auth works ok

	root at test-01:~# wbinfo -a 'TEST\normaluser%XXXX'
	plaintext password authentication succeeded
	challenge/response password authentication succeeded

& client is able to work with samba share. Question is how do we force
samba to do only KRB auth & not attempt at NTLM auth as its showing up in
error with auth_check_ntlm_password? Any help appreciated!



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