[Samba] Samba w/o local users on Samba server?
John H Terpstra
jht at Samba.Org
Mon Jun 6 18:08:49 GMT 2005
On Monday 06 June 2005 09:37, 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
What you are asking is: "Can a Samba server be a domain member server or
client in a Windows NT4 domain, or in an Active Directory domain?"
The answer is: Yes! Of course!
Suggest you refer to chapter 7 of the book "Samba-3 by Example" (aka.
Samba-Guide). This chapter deals exclusively with this subject.
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