[Samba] Virtual users
dwight at dtovey.net
Mon May 24 13:50:47 GMT 2004
I'd like a bit of a Sanity Check to make sure I understand the process.
We are setting up filesharing on a Linux server via Samba (3.0.2). We
would like to give the users personal space (home directories), but we
don't want to add them as Linux users (no entries in /etc/passwd). The
users are defined in an LDAP directory.
If I understand it correctly, in order to do this we will need to use
winbindd and define a range of UIDs and GIDs for winbindd to use. When a
user goes to connect to the server, winbindd will authenticate against
LDAP, then map this user to a uid/gid from this range and add this mapping
to a database that it maintains.
It looks like winbindd doesn't authenticate directly through LDAP but
instead goes through PAM. Is this correct or did I miss something?
Can we define the user's home directory as an attribute in LDAP?
Is it possible to define group mappings?
Anthing else I should be concerned about?
Thanks in advance for any info.
Dwight N. Tovey
email: dwight at dtovey.net
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