[Samba] Samba w/o local users on Samba server?

James Knott james.knott at rogers.com
Mon Jun 6 16:07:48 GMT 2005

Robert Schuettler wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> is it possible to have a Samba server without creating local accounts
> for users on that server?
> Share level security doesn't count though. ;-) The idea is not to need
> to create and update users on the Samba server itself (i.e. no local
> users, no entries in /etc/passwd, etc).
> The documentation says something about  Domain and ADS level security
> being basically just forms of user level security, so - for the moment-
> it looks to me as if there's no way around creating those local users.
> Is that correct?

I can't say for certain, I believe it's possible, if you use ACLs on
your file system.

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