pam_cifscreds - PAM module to manage NTLM credentials in kernel keyring
Edit the PAM configuration files for the systems that you want to
automatically register NTLM credentials for, e.g. /etc/pam.d/login, and
modify as follows:
auth substack system-auth
+++ auth optional pam_cifscreds.so
auth include postlogin
session include system-auth
+++ session optional pam_cifscreds.so domain=DOMAIN
session include postlogin
Change DOMAIN to the name of you Windows domain, or use host= as
The pam_cifscreds PAM module is a tool for automatically adding
credentials (username and password) for the purpose of establishing
sessions in multiuser mounts.
When a cifs filesystem is mounted with the "multiuser" option, and does
not use krb5 authentication, it needs to be able to get the credentials
for each user from somewhere. The pam_cifscreds module can be used to
provide these credentials to the kernel automatically at login.
In the session section of the PAM configuration file, the module can
either an NT domain name or a list of hostname or addresses.
pam_cifscreds supports a couple options which can be set in the PAM
configuration files. You must have one (and only one) of domain= or
Turns on some extra debug logging.
domain=<NT domain name>
Credentials will be added for the specified NT domain name.
host=<hostname or IP address>[,...]
Credentials will be added for the specified hostnames or IP
The pam_cifscreds PAM module requires a kernel built with support for
the login key type. That key type was added in v3.3 in mainline Linux
Since pam_cifscreds adds keys to the session keyring, it is highly
recommended that one use pam_keyinit to ensure that a session keyring
is established at login time.
The pam_cifscreds PAM module was developed by Orion Poplawski
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