[Samba] mapping home directories using samba/ADS when users accts don't match

Tom Schaefer tom at umsl.edu
Thu Dec 4 14:14:27 GMT 2003

Its pretty simple really, just check out the "username map" parameter.

Tom Schaefer
UNIX Administrator
University of Missouri Saint Louis

On Wed, 03 Dec 2003 17:35:08 -0500
Lisa Smith <lsmith at fau.edu> wrote:

> Am currently migrating from a samba/nis authentication scheme to 
> authentication thru Active Directory.  I currently have everything set 
> up and "ready to go" with one minor caveat.
> new users are set up correctly, with authentication through AD and have 
> a unix drive mapped to their W2k work stations.
> however, pre-existing student accounts are not synchronized.  There is 
> no way to tell at this point whether jsmith1 on the samba box matches 
> jsmith on the AD. 
> Shortly, I will have the data I need from the registrar to match our 
> user list against theirs, but I'm not sure how to get samba to "read" 
> this information.  Where can I go about in (samba?) setting up a 
> configuration that will read a mapping of samba/unix uid to the windows 
> AD/uid.    
> Does this make *any* sense?  
> All I want at this point is to RTFM, so if someone can point me to a FAQ 
> about incorporating prior users into a new AD/Samba authentication/drive 
> mapping scheme, that would be great.
> thank you,
> Lisa
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