[Samba] non-local accounts...

Matthias Spork hallo at matthiasspork.de
Thu Oct 14 18:10:07 GMT 2004

Michael J Wilson schrieb:

> I am having problems, can join domain, add users, etc, etc no problem 
> using samba 3.0.6 and ldap 2.2.17, have the ldap working fine with samba.
> The problem is that I cannot get this to work without having local 
> unix accounts.  

Every Samba-User must have a Unix-Account, but you can manage Local- and 
Sambaaccounts in one LDAP-Tree.

> What is the easiest way to add ldap users without having to add local 
> accounts as well? 

In the most Samba-LDAP-PDC-HowTo's you can read, that you have to 
authenticate the Unix AND the Samba by one LDAP-Tree.
The LDAP-Tree manage every Unix and Samba-Account in one container.

Please look at this:

I use the web-based-Software LAM (http://lam.sourceforge.net/) to manage 
my 500 Unix- and Sambaccount Users.


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