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KB-10835: Samba connectivity fails with session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

Authentication Service ,  

31 July,18 at 07:19 PM

Problem: When attempting to access a samba share the user is getting the following errors.

session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

wbinfo -n <username> returns the following:

failed to call wbcLookupName: WBC_ERR_UNKNOWN_FAILURE

Cause: This can be caused if the machine is configured to use SSSD and not Winbind. Our script uses the Winbind.

Please reference your OS documentation on how to configure this. 

For example HERE is the Redhat documentation. 

Removing these packages, '
sssd-winbind-idmap' and 'sssd-libwbclient' has been shown to also resolve the issue.