Adding new users with USERMGR.EXE
mg at plum.de
Thu May 4 15:32:36 GMT 2000
> On a related note to some of the current discussion (at least it seems
> related to me),
> Are there any plans to implement methods where a user is automatically
> added to the /etc/passwd database if they don't already exist when
> attempting to added them to private/smbpasswd ? This functionality will be
> necessary in the long term (especially for those of us who need to grant
> these types of privileges, without granting telnet to the UNIX box).
for BDC this works with "add user script". Don't know if it is possible with
PDC ... But I think it's not needed anymore if the "winbind" project succeeds
> I am thinking of something like an optional script that is run BEFORE samba
> checks for an existing /etc/passwd account when trying to add a new
> user. We could check in the script (or samba could check for us before
> running the script) to see if the user exists, and create the necessary
> account if it meets qualifications (correct length, character set, case, etc).
> This is just a thought, but we will need this kind of functionality long
> term since we have about 14 people with 'superuser' privileges on our NT
> boxes, and none of them are UNIX savvy (and would be extremely dangerous at
> a command prompt). Optionally, please inform me if this functionality
> already exists, and how to implement it.
that problem sound familliar ... ;))
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