RFC: Username mapping for HEAD
abartlet at pcug.org.au
Fri Sep 14 01:53:03 GMT 2001
Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 05:11:44PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > Tim Potter wrote:
> > >
> > > Andrew Bartlett writes:
> > >
> > > > I'm thinking about having 3 usernames inside samba:
> > > > username_wire - the username exactly as specified on the wire
> > > > username_mapped - this username after it has been mapped on a global
> > > > basis (username map = )
> > > > username_unix - the username that is actually used on the unix system
> > >
> > > What is the difference between username_unix and username_mapped?
> > >
> > > Tim.
> > username_unix is the uid used when doing disk-work, but might be mapped
> > itself from many different usernames in the password database. Make
> > sense?
> So, is it an uid? or is it a name?
> I can't see the benefit of this parameter.
Its really just a uid.
The main thing I want it for is the build farm, we have a sum total of
*one* uid to test with, and I would like more than one username to
So I was thinking to equip the various passdb interfaces with the
ability to store arbitary usernames, using the uid field to store the
appropriate unix user.
While this sounds much like the existing username map option, it occurs
after authentication and does not have wildcard semantics. In
particular this is the only part of the process where usernames like
'domain\username' makes sense - the original problem in this area. (The
domain is a seperate element, and including it in the username only make
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
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