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RE: web authentication against /etc/samba/smbpasswd ?

Thanks.  Turns out that I was able to do what I needed to do with
Apache::AuthenSmb.  I had been confused and thought that because we have a
PDC on our network, the local copy of samba could not also work as a
controller. Looks like it could.

Andrew Koebrick
Web Coordinator / Librarian

Dept. of Administration
State of Minnesota
658 Cedar St. 
St. Paul, MN 55155


-----Original Message-----
From: Ciprian Vizitiu [mailto:cvizitiu gbif org] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 3:44 AM
To: Pluggable Authentication Modules
Subject: Re: web authentication against /etc/samba/smbpasswd ?

Andrew Koebrick wrote:

> Greetings,
> I have read through the PAM documentation but am still a bit vague as 
> to the feasibility of what I wish to do:
> Can I authenticate web users against the /etc/samba/smbpasswd file?
> If anyone has succeeded in this, I would be grateful for pointers to 
> any documentation on how it is done.
Don't know why would you want to do this but the main idea is to use 
winbindd. It's a daemon (that is you have to start it from services) and 
it will serve as auth mechanism, it will "ask" samba. Now if you've 
configured samba to use smbpasswd the net result will be that you'll 
authenticate against smbpasswd. Use authconfig to configure 
authentication as SMB, it's the second screen. Otherwise you'll have to 
tweak the services files in etc/pam.d here's an example of a IMAP server 
doing auth against samba via pam_winbind

auth    required        /lib/security/pam_securetty.so
auth    required        /lib/security/pam_nologin.so
auth    sufficient      /lib/security/pam_winbind.so
auth    required        /lib/security/pam_pwdb.so use_first_pass shadow 

account required        /lib/security/pam_winbind.so

Of course you'll need some tweaks in smb.conf for winbind to work. man 

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