Linux kerberos authentication ; gdm

John Jasen jjasen at
Wed Jul 8 15:06:46 EDT 2009

Bjoern Tore Sund wrote:
> Nicolas Michel wrote:
>> Hi here,
>> I want to authenticate some linux computers (ubuntu) on a kerberos
>> server, linked to an ldap one. I see how to do that with pam.
>> But I have two questions :
>> - is there an "offline" mode? (if I have no access to the internet I
>> want to have access to my session)
> Not with Kerberos itself, unless you start configuring a Kerberos server 
> slave on each client...  You may want to have a look at pam_usersync, 

Maybe pam_ccreds would do what you're looking for?
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