[cvsnt] Using winbind to authenticate sspi connections without providing Home Directories for users.

Mike Wake mike.wake at thales-tts.com
Thu Aug 19 12:09:50 BST 2004

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Hmm, nevermind.  I was getting confused.  The home dir is not required 
for CVSNT sspi authentication.  It is required for ssh and other 
interactive services.


Mike Wake wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am on the road to successfully moving my CVSNT repositories from a 
> win2000 machine to a linux server.
> My aim is not to have to do any password/user account maintenance and 
> just leave that to our IT department.
> I have setup samba/winbind authentication sucessfully so that users can 
> use their normal windows domain passwords and the :sspi: protocol.  To 
> get it to work I have had to manually create a home directory for the 
> users that I want to allow access to cvs.
> My question is, is it possible to configure smb.conf so that users can 
> be authenticated by the Primary Domain Controller without needing to 
> have a home directory on the linux server?
> If so a pointer or two as to how would be nice.
> Cheers
> Mikew.
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