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

OR you can use the pGINA open source modules to do alot of that work by
by passing the Samba server and going straight to an LDAP server such as
openldap and then asking that server to authenticate you, search google
for this, its not hard to setup from what I read, but I haven't had the
chance to try it out !

	Basically  Wintel box with pgina -> OpenLDAP server.


On Sun, 2003-01-26 at 15:30, David Smith wrote:
> 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
> place.
> --Dave
> <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".
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > Brenda
> > http://opensource.theotherbell.com
Aly S.P Dharshi
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