Win Active Directory connections
ml at the-view.eclipse.co.uk
Sat Mar 25 20:22:18 UTC 2006
On 25 Mar 2006, at 18:58, Paul Kaplan wrote:
> One suggestion for mounting Active Directory shares via /etc/fstab
> is to add
> an entry:
> //server/share /mount/point smbfs credentials=<path to
> file> 0 0
> and create a credentials file containing:
> username = myaccount
> password = mypassword
> Obviously this leaves "mypassword" in clear text and it is only as
> secure as
> the credentials file.
> Since I set local username and password to be the same as my AD
> username and
> password, is there a way that I can get the "mypassword" entry to
> point to
> my encrypted local password (wherever that might be stored)?
Installing Kerberos client and configuring samba to use kerberos
authentication (I guess it can, never really used Samba, but a quick
google looks like it can) will be the best and most secure way.
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