Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6309
samba ignores account expiration when using encrypted(SMB) passwords
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
Even after account expiration (as per /etc/shadow) that user
can use samba resources if encrypt passwords is set to yes
(to accomodate Win98 users). If not using encrypted
passwords, account expiration works as expected (thanks to
PAM, I guess).
Workaround would be not to use encryption.. But then (fear!)
I would have to change registry settings on all the Win
This is becouse samba does not use PAM when checking encryped passwords.
A better approach would be the one used by OpenSSH, still using PAM despite
having a RSA authentication.
The current version(s) of Samba now use PAM. Please try a newer version and if the problem still exists re-open this bug report.
No release of Samba will involve PAM in the checking of ANYTHING if encrypted
passwords are used, hence the problem. Currently all PAM is allowed to do is to
say yea or nea to a particular username/password pair, and only if the
plain-text password is available. (Account disabling is then caught as it
checks the account module in the same process).