Is there a PAM module for automatically adding credentials for multiuser CIFS mounts?

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  • Users accessing a SMB share with NTLMSSP/NTLM security and the multiuser mount option have to authenticate to the SMB server with # cifscreds
  • Authentication has to occur each time the user logs in.
  • The credentials are not cached for subsequent sessions.
  • Automated CIFS credentials is not working properly.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • cifs-utils
  • SMB file shares

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