PAM Kerberos Authentication
Kerberos Authentication using winbindd
In order to enable kerberos authentication configure Samba to use winbind in nsswitch and for PAM (FIXME: point to other docs).
Enabling Kerberos authentication in pam_winbind
First of all, make sure that you can login using PAM and your windows credentials, e.g. using ssh:
You cannot continue if login via PAM (pam_winbind) is not working.
Now, pam_winbind needs to set a kerberos flag, you can do so by either
- adding "krb5_auth = yes" and "krb5_ccache_type = FILE" to /etc/security/pam_winbind.conf. That file should look like this:
# # pam_winbind configuration file # # /etc/security/pam_winbind.conf # [global] # authenticate using kerberos krb5_auth = yes # when using kerberos, request a "FILE" krb5 credential cache type # (leave empty to just do krb5 authentication but not have a ticket # afterwards) krb5_ccache_type = FILE
This will enable kerberos authentication globally for all applications using PAM. If you want to have more fine grained control about services that use pam_winbind's kerberos mode then you can do so by
- adding the "krb5_auth" and "krb5_ccache_type" option into individual pam-configuration files (usualy below /etc/pam.d/$SERVICE)
Testing Kerberos authentication
Start winbindd, authenticate successfully at least once while winbind is online
/etc/init.d/winbind start wbinfo -K YOURDOM\\youruser%password
You should get
plaintext kerberos password authentication for [YOURDOM\youruser%password] succeeded (requesting cctype: FILE) credentials were put in: FILE:/tmp/krb5cc_0
in the output.
Your system is now prepared to use pam_winbind for kerberos authentication. Please try to login to your localhost, e.g. using ssh
After successful login "klist" should show your ticket granting ticket.