5.7 Changing the User Authentication Method
When your machine is connected to a network, you can change the
authentication method you set during installation. The following options
Users are administered centrally on a NIS server for all systems in
the network. For details, see Section 25.0,
Using NIS, (↑ Reference ).
Users are administered centrally on an LDAP server for all systems in
the network. For details about LDAP, see Section 26.0,
LDAP—A Directory Service, (↑ Reference ).
You can manage LDAP users with the YaST user module. All other LDAP
settings, including the default settings for LDAP users, have to be
defined with the YaST LDAP client module as described in
Configuring an LDAP Client with YaST, (↑ Reference ) .
With Kerberos, a user registers once and then is trusted in the
complete network for the rest of the session.
SMB authentication is often used in mixed Linux and Windows networks.
To change the authentication method, proceed as follows:
Open the dialog in
Click the tab to show an
overview of the available authentication methods and the current
To change the authentication method, click
and select the authentication method you want to modify. This takes you
directly to the client configuration modules in YaST. For information
about the configuration of the appropriate client, refer to the
After accepting the configuration, return to the overview.
Click to close the administration dialog.