[Samba] Possible to have Email-Adresses as logins?

Oliver Heering oliver.heering at uni-dortmund.de
Tue Nov 8 13:00:07 GMT 2005


we want to set up a samba-server with an ldap-backend (so far no
problem, got this running already) but want the users to login to
workstations using their email-address instead of a "normal"

I already figured out that i cannot add unix users with an "@" in
their login neither via "useradd" nor via "smbldap-useradd", so i was
thinking about some username-mapping ("username map" in smb.conf).

My question is: is it possible to map for example "me at home.com" to
some sort of "me_at_home.com" or "me_at_home_com"? And if yes, what
replacement for the "@" works best?

Please do not ask "why do you want to use email-addresses as login".
This is a requirement from my boss and i can't do anything about it.
At least not as long as i've got a definite "won't work" from you
guys. :)

Thanks in advance.

Oliver Heering
Medienzentrum der Universität Dortmund

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