Authenticating local Windows accounts

Scripts which allow the use of special authentication methods (LDAP, AD, MySQL/PostgreSQL, etc).
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Authenticating local Windows accounts

Postby smiley » Sat May 09, 2015 12:00 pm


for my remote server setup I wanted to be able to have local (non active-directory) windows user accounts be used for authenticating clients. Since the LDAP provider cannot be used to access the local SAM database (and as such the Auth4OpenVpn plugin won't work) I wrote a plugin to do just that. It works pretty much like Auth4OpenVpn in that you can specify a local group accounts must be part of in order to pass authentication.

In case anyone finds this useful, you can find the source code hosted at github as well as pre-compiled binaries with detailed descriptions on how to set it up.

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Re: Authenticating local Windows accounts

Postby Apokrif » Fri May 15, 2015 6:12 pm

Good job, that’s really helpful plug-in!
Out of curiosity, why did you prefer .exe vs. .dll using OpenVPN API? The latter supposed to be more secure, right? :?:

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