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Bug 232955 - Feature request: Winbind offline mode
Summary: Feature request: Winbind offline mode
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: authconfig
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-19 16:48 UTC by Simo Sorce
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2007-07-25 18:31:47 UTC

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Description Simo Sorce 2007-03-19 16:48:27 UTC
Description of problem:

Description of problem:
We would like to let the user easily enable offline logins (ie be able to login
with domain credentials when disconnected) when winbindd is in use

Additional info:

To do so it would be necessary to add a checkbox to the current winbind options
dialog that asks the user if he wants to enable winbindd offline mode.

2 things need to be configured if the checkbox is checked.

the pam stack pam_winbindd lines need to have the "cached_login = yes" option set.
And "winbind offline logon = yes" need to be added to smb.conf

Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2007-07-25 16:45:51 UTC
I'm working on this - do you have any idea for short descriptive text for the
checkbox in the dialog?

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2007-07-25 18:31:47 UTC
Built as authconfig-5.3.16-1.fc8 in rawhide - but probably won't be included in
the Test1.

Comment 3 Simo Sorce 2007-07-26 08:25:26 UTC
I'd say something like:
enable offline support
enable credential caching support for offline authentication

Comment 4 Tomas Mraz 2007-07-26 10:55:34 UTC
I've called it "Allow offline login". Is it OK?

Comment 5 Simo Sorce 2007-07-26 12:28:13 UTC
Absolutely, very good choice indeed!

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