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Antonio VazquezPractical LPIC-3 300https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4473-9_14

14. Authentication, Authorization, and Winbind

Antonio Vazquez1 
Mostoles, Spain

We have already seen when talking about OpenLDAP that apart from authenticating against the local user database located at /etc/passwd, users could also authenticate against an OpenLDAP server. This has numerous advantages, as we can use a common centralized user repository, making user management much easier.

In this chapter we’ll see how to authenticate users against a Samba or Windows server. We’ll cover the following concepts:
  • Setting up a local password database.

  • Performing password synchronization.

  • Knowledge of different passdb back ends.

  • Converting between Samba ...

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