[Samba] separating samba accounts from unix account?

Per Kofod per at sgi.com
Thu Dec 4 11:55:32 GMT 2003

There need to be a unix account for all the users
( unless you use security=domain combined with smbbind )
but you can just put an "*" in the password field of
/etc/passwd or /etc/shadow depending on what you use,
or set their shell to "/bin/false" that way they will not 
be able to log into unix


Ottensmeyer Joerg wrote:
> Hi,
> is there any way to setup samba accounts (which then
> use a common share) but do not have a unix
> account?
> the scenario is, that I want to support a goup of users
> who have an "samba account" on my linux box and can
> use a certain part of the filesystem as file server.
> But I don't want to give them a unix account to ease
> user management and avoid, that they can use other
> services on the box.
> I did not find anything about that in manual, FAQs, etc.
> I would be grateful for any hint!
> regards
> -Joerg
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