Join Linux to Active Directory With Winbind - Page 2

From time synchronization to wrestling with PAM, there are a lot of ins and outs to join your Linux systems with Active Directory. Here's how to manage it.

 By Carla Schroder
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The use_first_pass argument tells PAM to re-use the previously entered password. This works only for auth and passwordmodules.

session required /lib/security/pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel umask=0022is a slick little PAM feature that creates home directories for users on the fly.

This does the same thing on Red Hat:

auth       required     /lib/security/pam_securetty.so
auth       sufficient   /lib/security/pam_winbind.so
auth       sufficient   /lib/security/pam_unix.so use_first_pass
auth       required     /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
auth       required     /lib/security/pam_nologin.so
account    sufficient   /lib/security/pam_winbind.so
account    required     /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
password   required     /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session    required     /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session    required      /lib/security/pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel
session    optional     /lib/security/pam_console.so

What if you want to authenticate SSH logins via PAM? Do this in /etc/pam.d/ssh:

auth       required     /lib/security/pam_securetty.so
auth       sufficient   /lib/security/pam_winbind.so
auth       sufficient   /lib/security/pam_unix.so
auth       required     /lib/security/pam_pwdb.so use_first_pass
account    sufficient   /lib/security/pam_unix.so
account    required    /lib/security/ pam_winbind.so
session    required     /lib/security/pam_unix.so
session    required     /lib/security/pam_winbind.so
password   required     /lib/security/pam_unix.so
password   required     /lib/security/pam_winbind.so

How to configure other services? As a general rule, stick your pam_winbind.so module next to any existing line that references a standard Linux auth, account, session, or passwordmodule. I don't promise that this will always work, but it's a good starting point. Or you can study the PAM documentation. Or wait for my detailed PAM howto.

Make sure that you do not have more than one account that has UID=0 in the password database. If there are two accounts in the passdb backend that have the same UID, winbind will break.

Now you can restart smbd and windbinddand try logging in from a Linux workstation. If you run into trouble look for help in Resources. The Samba mail list archives contain a wealth of excellent information.


This article was originally published on May 3, 2005
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