How to use pam_cifscreds with RHEL 8

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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.
  • Would like to use pam_cifscreds to avoid having to manually run # cifscreds prior to accessing the SMB share.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • cifs-utils
  • pam_cifscreds
  • Non-kerberized SMB file shares

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