I have a samba cifs server. It is not joined to a domain, but has a keytab for an MIT kerberosV realm.

Kerberized mounts (e.g. mount -t cifs //cifs.example.com/groups /mnt/cifs -o sec=krb5i) work from Linux clients. Kerberized mounts from AD joined windows machines (joined to a domain configured with a trust to the Kerberos Realm). Password based mounts don't work for Linux clients (not a big deal).

Password based mounts for non AD joined Windows clients kind of work. Using explorer to go to \\cifs.example.com\groups will not work, and no password prompt will appear. However, if \\cifs.example.com\groups is mounted as a letter drive, the dialog will not complete, but the drive mapping will be established and work, and the dialog box can be canceled at this point while retaining the mount.


  1. How can a make the UNC path prompt for a password on non AD joined Windows machines?


hostname: cifs.example.com realm: EXAMPLE.COM distro: CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
samba version: samba-3.6.9-167.el6_5.x86_64


syslog only = yes
syslog = 3

server string = %h server (Samba, CentOS)
workgroup = EXAMPLE.COM
security = ads
create krb5 conf = no
kerberos method = secrets and keytab
server signing = auto
smb encrypt = auto
smb ports = 445
use sendfile = yes

map to guest = Bad User
guest account = nobody

wins support = no
dns proxy = no

load printers = no
printing = bsd
printcap name = /dev/null
disable spoolss = yes

hide files = /Desktop.ini/$RECYCLE.BIN/Thumbs.db/~$.*/

path = /export/home/
writeable = yes
guest ok = no
browseable = no
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

path = /export/groups
writeable = yes
guest ok = no
browseable = yes
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0770


klist -k

Keytab name: FILE:/etc/krb5.keytab
KVNO Principal
---- --------------------------------------------------------------------------
   8 host/cifs.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM
   8 host/cifs.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM
   8 host/cifs.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM
   8 host/cifs.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM
   8 cifs/cifs.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM
   8 cifs/cifs.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM
   8 cifs/cifs.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM
   8 cifs/cifs.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM

getsebool -a | grep -e cifs -e samba

allow_ftpd_use_cifs --> off
cobbler_use_cifs --> off
git_cgi_use_cifs --> off
git_system_use_cifs --> off
httpd_use_cifs --> off
qemu_use_cifs --> on
rsync_use_cifs --> off
samba_create_home_dirs --> off
samba_domain_controller --> off
samba_enable_home_dirs --> off
samba_export_all_ro --> off
samba_export_all_rw --> off
samba_portmapper --> off
samba_run_unconfined --> off
samba_share_fusefs --> off
samba_share_nfs --> off
sanlock_use_samba --> off
tftp_use_cifs --> off
use_samba_home_dirs --> off
virt_use_samba --> off


auth       required pam_nologin.so
auth       include  password-auth
account    include  password-auth
session    include  password-auth
password   include  password-auth


# This file is auto-generated.
# User changes will be destroyed the next time authconfig is run.
auth        required      pam_env.so
auth        sufficient    pam_unix.so nullok try_first_pass
auth        requisite     pam_succeed_if.so uid >= 500 quiet
auth        sufficient    pam_sss.so use_first_pass
auth        required      pam_deny.so

account     required      pam_unix.so
account     sufficient    pam_localuser.so
account     sufficient    pam_succeed_if.so uid < 500 quiet
account     [default=bad success=ok user_unknown=ignore] pam_sss.so
account     required      pam_permit.so

password    requisite     pam_cracklib.so try_first_pass retry=3 type=
password    sufficient    pam_unix.so sha512 shadow nullok try_first_pass use_authtok
password    sufficient    pam_sss.so use_authtok
password    required      pam_deny.so

session     optional      pam_keyinit.so revoke
session     required      pam_limits.so
session     [success=1 default=ignore] pam_succeed_if.so service in crond quiet use_uid
session     required      pam_unix.so
session     optional      pam_sss.so

Needed to change max protocol from the default NT1 to max protocol = SMB2.

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