Samba password server?

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at
Thu Jul 5 12:45:35 MDT 2007

Michael L Torrie wrote:
> When they talk about "Using Samba to join a Windows NT domain," they are
> most likely talking about joining a samba server to a domain (which
> could be another samba server), which allows samba to authenticate users
> and perform rid mappings using the domain.  This is useful if you wanted
> to set up a samba server to serve windows  shares in an existing domain.
> But it has nothing to do with Unix authentication and unix uids, gids,
> home directories, etc.  For that you need winbind.

Okay, thanks for the information.

> If you really want to implement a solution that properly serves both
> windows and unix machines, you'll need to use LDAP (where Samba uses
> LDAP as it's store also).

Correct me if I am wrong, but LDAP is simply an information storage
service?  How would I go about using LDAP to do secure encrypted
password authentication?

You wouldn't happen to know of any really good tutorials/"how to" for
this, would you?


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