[ubuntu-uk] Authenticating against Samba/NT 4.0 domain
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Oct 15 20:18:14 BST 2008
As part of the change over from Windows XP to Ubuntu I'm trying to get
the Ubuntu machine to authenticate against a domain.
At the moment we have a Windows 2003 SBS server which is going to be
_hopefully_ replaced with SME Server 7.3 which provides a domain via Samba.
Now I've got this working before on earlier versions of Ubuntu (6.10,
7.04) but not tried it in a while.
What I'm trying to do is get the Ubuntu box to authenticate against the
domain so when a user comes along, they can login using their Windows
login details (saves me hassle of creating extra accounts and keeping
passwords up to date).
Previously I was able to follow this guide to authenticate the users...
The problem is, I'm trying this on Intrepid and some of the
configuration files (where it relates to pam) have changed and not being
an expert on pam, I don't know what to alter.
I see that in some of the palm config files it now uses pam_permit.so
rather than pam_unix.so. I just wondered if pam_permit.so looks in
another config file?
Before anyone asks too, I have tried Likewise Open which appears to be
great if you're running Active Directory which at home (where I'm doing
the testing) I'm not and eventually we're not going to be running Active
Directory at all on the site, well not until Samba 4 is released.
Anyone got any ideas?
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