[Samba] LDAP auth without unix account

David Bronson dbron at roman.net
Wed Aug 27 19:28:30 GMT 2003

Hi all,

I am using Samba 3.0.beta2 and have successfully set up LDAP auth on the
PDC. Thanks for a really great tool.

I would like to enable samba logins without users actually having a
unix account on the machine. Home directories are mapped to another
samba box with policies. I have enabled nss_ldap, but users without a 
unix account get nt_status_logon_failure. When I add the unixaccout and
delete the ldap entry an recreate the user in ldap, the login works. Do 
I need to add the posixaccount attribute to make this work? I have googled 
but found no help so far, if there is a link I overlooked, I would appreciate a

Currently, I am adding users to the unix box with adduser and adding
samba users with smbpasswd.

Thank You in advance,

David Bronson

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