[Samba] Controlling access to shares: Using Samba 2.2.8 and LDAP

Jason Williams jwilliams at courtesymortgage.com
Tue May 27 16:09:00 GMT 2003

Good morning everyone!

I have a question about controlling access to shares using Samba as a PDC 
with LDAP on the backend, holding all the data for users, computers etc...

Basically, our PDC is going to hold all of our applications as well as data 
that our users will be using. For instance, we have a program called Point 
that is has a network installation. On the network drive, it holds all the 
information, data, templates etc. Thus, each client that uses point has the 
program setup to point to the server to find the appropriate locations. For 
example, on a NT server:


and so forth.

My question is, if I create a specific share on my PDC, let's call it 
/home/point, obviously I will need to make sure that my users will have the 
necessary permissions to be able to access the data and read, write and 
execute (or whatever permissions I see fit that they need).

BUT, im using LDAP, which throws a little into the mix. My question is, do 
I add the groups in LDAP, then add the users to that group that will be 
apart of that group? Then I need to edit the share in smb.conf and make 
sure that the group and users have the correct permissions?

I understand how to set this up in Samba alone, but being that im using 
LDAP, it throws more questions into the mix.

Thanks everyone.


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