[Samba] Minimum footprint for authenticating CIFS shares with Kerberos

Dorian Taylor (Lists) lists at doriantaylor.com
Fri Jan 22 20:23:07 UTC 2021

> On Jan 22, 2021, at 11:56 AM, Rowland penny via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> You do realise that they are the main components of AD.

I do! And they are working just fine and I would prefer not to get rid of them, because they are already configured and I am using them for things.

> No such thing, there is an AD DC and an NT4-style PDC, but they are totally different things 😁

Thank you for apprising me of the correct terminology.

> I take it you haven't read any AD documentation 😮

I’m awash in documentation. For the record it isn’t obvious from the outside that Samba has to manage all of those services internally and not avail itself of existing resources.

> This is because you now use 'samba-ad-dc' to start the Samba AD DC and 'smbd', 'nmbd' and 'winbind' to start the daemons for a Unix domain member.

Yeah, thanks, I found that shortly after sending.

> Easy, turn off your ldap server, KDC and DNS server, then start your AD DC with 'systemctl start samba-ad-dc', though you will probably have to unmask it first.

Perhaps the question I should have asked is “how closely-coupled is using Kerberos to authenticate to a Samba share to the whole AD ball of wax?“, but it looks like the answer is “It’s all or nothing, baby.”


Dorian Taylor
Make things. Make sense.

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