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Re: How can I make MS-windows use openldap to authenticate the login?

Windows boxes only know how to authenticate to Windows Domain Controllers.
Samba can do this for you. Samba can be configured to authenticate its
users to LDAP. So when a user logs in, this is what happens:

WinBox -> SambaDC -> OpenLDAP

That's what I have setup for about 100+ Win2k boxes and it works
beautifully. Both my Windows and Linux boxes authenticate to the same


<quote who="Brenda Bell">
> Shi Jin wrote:
>> But although it may seem obvious I
>> could not find a way to make our MS-windows machines
>> to use ldap as their authentication. Could anybody
>> tell me how to do that?
>> We have Win-2k and Win-Xp machines. Do we need to
>> install  any new software?
> I don't believe it's possible to have users on W2K/XP authenticate
> directly against a directory other than ActiveDirectory.  I think what
> you're looking for is Samba.  Samba will provide the Linux side of
> things for the Microsoft network protocols (SMB, NetBIOS) and will
> authenticate against OpenLDAP.  There are several how-to's available...
> google for "samba ldap".
> Brenda
> http://opensource.theotherbell.com