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

Hamish lists at subvs.co.uk
Mon Jun 6 16:30:52 GMT 2005

On Monday 06 June 2005 16:37, 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?
> Wondering, Robert

It is possible to authenticate against an active directory or a samba PDC, 
these are the only ways that I know of for you to avoid adding local users, 
and do a sort of "pass through" auth.
Hope that helps,
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