[samba] create account that can join machines but not admin access
daniel.wilson at sunderland.ac.uk
Wed Nov 17 16:55:10 GMT 2004
> Hi Daniel... this is from the Samba Docs... will help
> One of my junior staff needs the ability to add machines to the
> Domain, but I do not want to give him root access. How can we do this?
> Users who are members of the Domain Admins group can add machines to
> the Domain. This group is mapped to the UNIX group account called root
> (or equivalent on wheel on some UNIX systems) that has a GID of 0.
> This must be the primary GID of the account of the user who is a
> member of the Windows Domain Admins account.
> Daniel Wilson wrote:
>> hi list,
>> im using samba 3.0.8 with LDAP,
>> To add a machine to the domain i currently use the administrator
>> account (which has uidNumber=0), which means this account has
>> automatic root on all of the shares (my shares arnt using samba, im
>> using NetApps Filers, which have been configured to authenticate via
>> samba), when we roll this project out accross the university (approx
>> 50,000 users) we want the technicians in each school to be able to
>> add machines to the domain but not get root/admin access to all the
>> So my question is, Can you create an account that can add machines to
>> the domain but doesnt get root/admin priveldges on all the
>> shares/domain (as the would conflict with human rights issues etc...)
ive tried to set GID to 0 to an account, but i get unkwon username or
password error when i try to add it, if i use administrtor adding is
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