[Samba] Adding users by ignoring unix password file

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Mon May 13 05:17:02 GMT 2002

Jamie Heckford wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to add users/change passwords for users in samba
> without it being dependant on anything in the UNIX password file?
> For example I want to add a user to my samba password file without
> them existing in the UNIX password file.
> If anyone has any RTFM info they can kick me in it would be most
> appreciated :)

This is the 'nua' (Non Unix Accounts) feature I have added to some of
the passdb backends in HEAD.  However, it is only of use for
authenticaion, you cannot 'use' these users for anything more that a
domain logon (via the netlogon pipe).

Samba needs the unix accounts to allocate uid etc for the process when
acting as that user.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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