[OpenAFS] Windows client options
Mon, 20 Dec 2010 08:55:31 -0500
Quoting Jaap Winius <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Quoting email@example.com:
>> You might be able to use pgina which is a windows login screen replacement.
>> There was someone working on a kerberos plugin for it. I am not
>> sure how far they got. (I haven't tried the 2.x series) I do know I
>> had openldap (with failover) working with it via a sasl-pam mech.
>> I didn't get the kerberos plugin working but that was in the 1.6.x
>> or 1.8.x series. ) ...
>> Here is what I found for the pgina krb5 plugin:
> Although it would not be as ideal as Samba4 with a working AD domain
> controller, pGina sounds like a great alternative. However, since
> I'm using Windows XP only, that means I would still be restricted to
> the last version of pGina 1.x: v1.8.8 from December the 6th, 2006.
> See these pGina pages:
> In addition, judging from the contents of the link you supplied,
> timc meant his plugin to work with pGina 2.x, and he hasn't updated
> his plugin since October the 6th, 2008.
> Therefore, I'm going to conclude that pGina v1.8.8 does not support
> Kerberos out of the box, or else timc would not have bothered, and
> that his plugin will not work with it either, just as you discovered
> for yourself earlier. Pity.
I didn't get to spend a lot of time on it, by the time I got to try
it, they had already killed the project. IIRC I never even got a krb5
ticket with the mit kfw 3.2.2.
> Thanks anyway, though. If, in lieu of Samba4, a Vista machine, or a
> more modern Windows client, appears on any of my
> Kerberos/OpenLDAP/OpenAFS networks, then I will certainly remember
> to give your solution a try!
Samba4 says it already supports 'Active Directory' logon and
administration protocols. Since they started with auth, I am guessing
that part is fairly stable. The whole suite for sure isn't production
If you do try it, grab it out of the git repo, they have a tendency
not to push out release tarballs and not to update the documentation. :)