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Enable the SWAT Samba config tool in 10.4
Authored by: growler on Dec 26, '06 12:24:40AM
I figured out a way to get SWAT to authenticate properly. As noted above, the logs indicate it is a pam authentication problem. I do NOT know anything about how pam works, so if this solution doesn't work for you... well, I can't help you.

Basically, I completely followed gxw's hint above, however I decided to leave the smb server switch set to "-d 10" per the default. (I did not use the "-a" option, which nullifies the need to authenticate at all....) Much googling suggested that pam was looking for a samba authentication file, so using the terminal I cd'd to "/etc/pam.d" and sure enough, there was no file named "samba"... so I simply entered this command:

sudo cp ./passwd ./samba

I rebooted, and when the machine came up, I was able to use Safari to navigate to http://localhost:901/ and successfully logon to the SWAT configuration tool.

Hope this helps some folks!

PS: I am running OS X 10.4.8 on a PPC Mac Mini, with the latest patches and updates applied. The version of SWAT installed is 3.0.10. Also, I didn't have to mess around with NetInfo Manager: the root account had already been activated on my machine.

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Enable the SWAT Samba config tool in 10.4
Authored by: Scooper on Jun 01, '07 10:35:49PM

This worked, I have no idea why I needed to do it but now I can get into swat. Thanks very much.

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