Bug 170471 - Add support for pam_smbpass.so to system-config-authentication
Summary: Add support for pam_smbpass.so to system-config-authentication
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: authconfig   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Brian Brock
URL: http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/S...
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2005-10-12 00:05 UTC by Kenneth Porter
Modified: 2008-03-10 14:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-10 14:29:55 UTC
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Description Kenneth Porter 2005-10-12 00:05:05 UTC
The pam_smbpass.so module provided with Samba is useful for keeping Unix and
Windows passwords synchronized. The module must currently be installed manually
and one must take care to avoid use of system-config-authentication which will
remove it.

authconfig-5.0.1-1 in today's Fedora Development lacks the string "smbpass" so
I'm assuming no support is present in the latest version.

An example of how to install the module in system-auth can be found in the
following post, with the caveat that one must use 0.76 or later due to a bug in


One should be able to use the module in both the auth and password sections.

The module documentation can be found here:


Comment 1 Kenneth Porter 2005-10-12 00:20:29 UTC
A working example, from my Fedora Core 2 server:

# This file is auto-generated.
# User changes will be destroyed the next time authconfig is run.
auth        required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_env.so
auth        requisite     /lib/security/$ISA/pam_unix.so likeauth nullok
auth        optional      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_smbpass.so migrate
auth        sufficient    /lib/security/$ISA/pam_ldap.so use_first_pass
auth        sufficient    /lib/security/$ISA/pam_smb_auth.so use_first_pass nolocal
auth        required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_deny.so

account     sufficient    /lib/security/$ISA/pam_succeed_if.so uid < 100
account     required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_unix.so
account     [default=bad success=ok user_unknown=ignore]

password    requisite     /lib/security/$ISA/pam_cracklib.so retry=3 type=
password    requisite     /lib/security/$ISA/pam_smbpass.so nullok use_authtok
password    sufficient    /lib/security/$ISA/pam_unix.so nullok use_authtok
try_first_pass md5 shadow
password    sufficient    /lib/security/$ISA/pam_ldap.so use_authtok
password    required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_deny.so

session     required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_limits.so
session     required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_unix.so
session     optional      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_ldap.so

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2005-10-12 07:28:48 UTC
A valid enhancement request.

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