[Samba] Automatic creation of home directories

James Watkins misterwatto at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 14:56:20 GMT 2005

Tony Earnshaw wrote:
> tor, 28.04.2005 kl. 20.09 skrev James Watkins:
>>Hi all, after searching the archives of this list and extensive general 
>>googling, I still haven't worked this problem out so I thought it was 
>>time to join the list.
>>I'm trying to make my samba server create home directories on-the-fly 
>>when new users login.  As I understand it, the way to do this is to use 
>>the mkhomedir module and enable "obey pam restrictions" in smb.conf. 
>>The trouble is that I'm using domain security to allow existing domain 
>>users to login which means I have to use "encrypt passwords = yes". 
>>Now, as I understand from the official samba howto:
>>pam is automatically ignored when encrypted passwords are used.
>>So how do I resolve this conflict?
>>And on a related matter, if I use pam_winbind to authenticate users of a 
>>unix system against a windows domain controller does this mean that the 
>>passwords are send unencrypted?
>>Any suggestions would help to preserve my sanity.
> With my Samba 3.0.13 (and previous back to 3.0.7 when i started) theres
> a share possibility 'root prexec'. There you can enter scripts to run on
> connecting to the share. You can write a tiny script to make home and
> profile dirs on the fly, if they don't exist, based on users and groups,
> and even chmod.
> --Tonni

Cheers, that worked a treat. I thought there had to be some way to run 
an arbitrary script, god bless unix.
Any thoughts on the other question? Perhaps I should start another 
thread for it.

Thanks again,

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