[Samba] winbindd / root issue

Ken Bass kbass at kenbass.com
Mon Aug 22 01:18:43 UTC 2022

On 8/21/2022 5:42 PM, Ken Bass via samba wrote:
> I had a working Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I just upgraded to 22.04 LTS. I use 
> winbindd. While maybe not a best practice, this server is a 
> virtualization server and one of its guests VM is the samba domain 
> server.
> ...
> If the virtual machine containing the samba domain server boots, it 
> will eventually allow root login. But not only does this take a long 
> time, but I need to be able to log in as root without being dependent 
> on the domain server being up. What could have changed / broken?
Just replying to myself ...

Seems the problem was my root user was not enabled / did not have a 
password set.  So PAM had a lookup failure and moved on to pam_winbind 
which confused me.

I could have swore I had a root password, but maybe it was removed at 
some point. Anyway, setting a root password and console login works.

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