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Re: [Samba] samba rotates keytabs without telling apache

On Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:07:09 +0100
Herman Øie Kolden via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello!
> Our organization has since June had problems with samba on our web
> server incrementing keytab version numbers every month - precisely
> every month. Since apache2 with mod_auth_kerb isn't made aware of
> this, all our web sites go 503. The manual solution has been
> exporting new keytabs and reloading apache, but we haven't figured
> out why the KVNOS are incremented in the first place.
> Some googling suggests "kerberos method = secrets and keytab", but
> this has not resolved the problem. Is this a known issue? Any
> suggestions for debugging? The log level has been 1 while this has
> been happening. It is now set to 2, but since there is month until
> next problem nothing interesting has showed up in the logs (log.smbd)
> yet.
> KDC packages: Debian stretch 9.1, linux 4.9.0-3-amd64, samba
> 2:4.5.8+dfsg-2+deb9u1+b1 Web server packages: Debian stretch 9.1,
> linux 4.11.8, samba 2:4.5.12+dfsg-2 (different version
> unintentionally)
> Web server smb.conf:
> [global]
>   workgroup = DOMAIN
>   realm = AD.DOMAIN.COM
>   security = ads
>   kerberos method = secrets and keytab
>   log level = 2

Is that the entire '[global]' portion of smb.conf ?
There doesn't seem to be anything with reference to authentication, are
you using sssd ?
If you are then can I suggest you try asking on the sssd-users mailing.

If you aren't using sssd, can we see the entire '[global]' portion and
does it include 'winbind refresh tickets = yes' ?


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