[Samba] Re: Authentication confusion - may be LDAP related

paul kölle paul at subsignal.org
Tue Sep 27 20:20:39 GMT 2005

Ric Tibbetts wrote:
> dn: username=u123456,ou=aixuser,cn=aixsecdb,cn=aixdata
> uid: 1040
> username: u123456
> <snip>
> with u123456 being my *nix login.
> To me, this looks very wrong (not to mention that there's no dc=).
It looks wrong and the author surely has had no clue what cn means etc.
nevertheless it should work.

> If I'm seeing this right, shouldn't the login be the "uid" not
> "username"? Is that what Samba is looking for?
You can set "ldap filter = (username=%u)" in smb.conf along with a
suitable value for "ldap suffix".

Check the users with "getent passwd" to test if they are visible to the

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