security=server / username map / valid users NOT working

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Tue Feb 27 15:47:58 GMT 2001

I THINK that what samba is looking for in the valid users = list
is the UNIX names of the users that are in the usermap file; the mapped
user is the account and password that I believe it is going to test against 
when it does the tconn&x to the particular share where there is a valid
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom [mailto:freyason at]
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 2:36 PM
To: samba at
Subject: security=server / username map / valid users NOT working

I have a share set up in Samba so only 3 users can get to it.

  valid users = user1, user2, user3
  read only = yes
  printable = no

user1 has an account on the UNIX box itself and can connect no problem.

user2 and user3 have accounts on the NT domain.
Security is set to 'server' and password server set to the PDC and

A username map is set up as follows:

nobody = user2 user3

So it should map to 'nobody' when they connect.
When they do try to connect, they get prompted for a username and
password (which of course doesn't work.)

Is there a problem with mapping users to 'nobody' in a username map,
and using "valid users"?

Thanks in advance,

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