"valid users = domain_user" without specifying domain

simo idra at samba.org
Thu May 3 13:08:35 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-04-30 at 13:11 +0200, Johann Hanne wrote:

> > I'm pretty sure this behavior is described in the release notes for
> > the 3.0.23 release series.  It is by deisgn.  DOMAION\group1 and
> > (local) group1 have different SIDs.
> Yes, I've read the release notes, but maybe I'm misunderstanding something. I 
> thought that "valid users = +apache" is the same as "valid users = 
> +MACHINE\apache" and that MACHINE is the literal string "MACHINE"?

no, MACHINE is the name of your machine (netbios name), and MACHINE
+apache refer to a mapped group you can create (mapped to the local

> > > Shouldn't this be a configuration that works? user1,
> > > user2 and user3 are actually winbind/nss mapped users, so why
> > > do I have to specify the domain name here?
> >
> > Just make MACHINE\Apache and add domain users to that.
> I really tried everything I could think of. And I've also added all possible 
> combinations (even those which don't make sense to me), currently I have:

just map a local group to apache and it should just work.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at samba.org

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