[Samba] Using Domain Groups for share access control

Brian Whitehead bwhitehd at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 7 21:55:02 GMT 2002

Yes you can use domain groups by using winbind.   There will probably be a
few quirks to work out and the documentation is rather lacking but it works


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From: "dj" <dj at walhalla.sin.khk.be>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 4:47 PM
Subject: [Samba] Using Domain Groups for share access control

> Hello everybody,
> I'm going to transfer a couple of Windows file/print server to a large
> Linux machine running Samba. I'm currently using a test system to figure
> out what works and what not. For the most part everything works fine. But
> I'm still left with a question I can't find a answer for.
> For easy administration, I will not be in charge of the admin only setup,
> I would like to control access to the shares using domain groups. The
> PDC/BDC machines will still be Windows.
> I'm a correct that you can't enter a domain group in the valid users
> group? Only unix groups?
> What is the easiest way to implement domain group based access control?
> I'm a right in thinking that this has to be done using winbind? Winbind
> will make unix groups out of the Windows groups wich I then can use for
> the valid/invalid users fields?
> And if I have to use winbind, is it already ok for use in larger
> environments?
> I know, thats a lot of questions, but I really would like to use Samba, so
> I really appreciate your help.
> Thanks,
> Tim Verhoeven
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