This is being tried onDebian stretch referred to as 9.6 in /etc/debian_version

I'm in a Windows Domain environment with two 2012R2 controllers that have IDMU/Unix Attributes.

Other versions of stuff:

Samba version 4.5.12-Debian
winbindd version 4.5.12-Debian

Also installed:


I'm hoping I can log in with domain users at default console user credential prompt. I've been trying ALL SORTS of stuff, but can't seem to get it to work.

I think my issue is that kerberos keytabs aren't persistent after reboot?

I followed this guide on the official Wiki: https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/PAM_Offline_Authentication

I tried it with the default setting of /tmp/krb5cc but no luck - thought process is that this location is not persistent after reboot?

So then I thought maybe I could get the keytab to save in another location besides /tmp so I set KRB5CACHE environment variable to a folder that's persistent - and I can get kinit to save there

But I can't get the /etc/security/pam_winbind.conf user keytab info to save in a different folder

Even if I change krb5_ccache_type = FILE:/my/persistent/location/krb5cc but it still always saves it as /tmp/krb5cc when I invoke:

# wbinfo -K DOMAIN\\username%password

I CAN get the response of:

plaintext kerberos password authentication for [WEBTOOL\avery%Person01] succeeded (requesting cctype: FILE)
credentials were put in: FILE:/tmp/krb5cc_0

but when I reboot it doesn't matter --

and ONLY if I invoke smbcontrol winbind offline - /etc/samba/smb.conf param winbind offline logon = yes does not seem to work, even though it's set.

(and yes, I have reset samba and winbind using /etc/init.d and systemctl after editing .conf files, not to mention rebooting over and over again to try the offline winbind login)

I even tried giving my domain user a UNIX passwd. Not even that worked.

So what's up ? Anybody have login for domain users after reboot?

  • Are you particularly wedded to winbind or would you consider sssd? – roaima Dec 4 '18 at 19:35
  • I prefer winbind, it seems to work better with IDMU/Unix Attributes – AveryFreeman Dec 5 '18 at 2:06
  • Grr. I just set up an Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS VM and got the offline winbind login to work just fine. What gives, Debian? I thought you were cool... – AveryFreeman Dec 5 '18 at 6:03

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