For third-party domain authentication, the clients are members of a third-party domain such as Windows. A Windows domain controller performs the user authentication. The username and password on the domain controller must match the username and password used to log in to the Windows workstation.
Ensure that you understand and meet the following prerequisites before setting up third-party authentication:
Ensure that the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) is up and reachable by using the NETBIOS name of the PDC from the CIFS server.
For example, WINPDC_W.
Disable autodisconnect feature in PDC to avoid resetting connection from PDC to CIFS server by configuring timeout value to infinity i.e 65535. For more information, see “How Autodisconnect Works in Windows NT and Windows 2000”.
Disable SMB signing by following the instructions in “Overview of Server Message Block Signing”
The desktop user or the user that has joined the domain must be same as the CIFS user.
For Widows 2008 Server and later versions, apply the changes as per the Microsoft Knowledge Base article.
NOTE:The Windows client might be required to log in as the same user with the same password to access the CIFS shares when you are using third-party authentication.
Ensure that SMB signing is disabled on the CIFS server. For details, see Enabling and Disabling SMB Signing.
In a Web browser, specify the following in the address (URL) field:
At the login prompt, specify the server administrator username and password and click.
For more information on iManager administration, see the Novell iManager 2.7.4 Administration Guide.
In the iManager application left frame, click> .
The default CIFS parameters page is displayed. Use this page to configure and manage CIFS.
Select the CIFS server you want to manage.
Selectas the mode of authentication.
Specify theof the Windows environment.
Specify the Table 5-2, CIFS Authentication Page Parameters.. For details, see
Specify the name of the Primary Domain Controller. Ensure that the name does not exceed 15 characters.
Specify the IP address of the Primary Domain Controller.
Clickto save the changes in the CIFS properties.