[Samba] How to configure samba domain member to use LDAPS instead of LDAP

cn at brain-biotech.de cn at brain-biotech.de
Mon Nov 9 14:42:41 UTC 2020

What version of Samba is this and do you have "server schannel = no" set 
in its smb.conf?



Am 09.11.20 um 15:31 schrieb Andrea Cucciarre' via samba:
> The DC is a Windows AD DC.
> Could you please clarify why i should change setting in the Windows DC 
> instead of the Samba server, which is the one that does the insecure 
> ldap bind?
> Regards
> Andrea Cucciarre'
> On 11/9/2020 3:13 PM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> On 09/11/2020 13:28, Andrea Cucciarre' wrote:
>>> My customer complain that in the AD DC they see the following 
>>> insecure communication coming from the Samba server (DC member):
>>> "The following client performed a SASL 
>>> (Negotiate/Kerberos/NTLM/Digest) LDAP bind without requesting signing 
>>> (integrity verification), or performed a simple bind over a cleartext 
>>> (non-SSL/TLS-encrypted) LDAP connection."
>>> So Samba does an insecure LDAP bind and they are asking how to change 
>>> Samba so that it does it in a secure way.
>>> Any tuning or suggestion to achieve it?
>> OK, I think you want to see something like this instead:
>> GSSAPI Connection will be cryptographically signed
>> Try adding 'server signing = mandatory' to the DC smb.conf (provided 
>> it is a Samba DC, otherwise there is probably a registry key that does 
>> the same).
>> Rowland

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