Many Unix accounts to one samba account

Michal Jezierski heja at
Thu Jan 27 08:56:03 GMT 2000

Daniel Nilsson wrote:
> Hi Folks.
> I have set up a samba server on a machine running Linux 6.1 and it works
> perfectly. But i have a problem :
> Approx. 200 teachers are going to register the students absence,
> and I don't want them to have one password each. ( You know teachers and passwords )..   :-)
> I thought I could change the Samba password once per month and deliver it to the teachers by e-mail.
> But I dont want them all to log in using the same username either, so my question is:
> How can i have 200 different Unix accounts and allow them all to mount a volume
> with one Samba password ?

Use "username map" parameter. See man page for smb.conf.



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