[Samba] samba menber of AD domain and ACL support question

Adam Nielsen adam.nielsen at uq.edu.au
Wed Jan 18 00:05:55 GMT 2006

> I had/have this same problem, so although i can't offer any help i am
> extremely interested in the answer. I ran out of time and ended up
> using share definitions security, instead of ACL's.

Well, I'm not yet using ACLs, so this response only applies to the
basic UNIX permissions.

> I thought like Adam did so i added the parameter "username map" to my
> smb.conf file and modified /etc/samba/smbusers file to look like this:
> root    "Domain/administrator"
> But it didn't seem to have any effect.

I too tried that when I was configuring Samba and I eventually got this
to work:

  root = DOMAIN\username

When added exactly like that to /etc/samba/username.map and setting
"username map = /etc/samba/username.map" in smb.conf.

I vaguely recall having to use some other method to assign different
permissions too though.  I think I may have had to add the admin user
to Samba's "Domain Admins" group or something like that as well.
Unfortunately I can't exactly recall that now :-(

This is of course only to make a 'superuser' with full access, I can
already adjust the basic UNIX permissions on shares I have full access
to - so I assume I should have access to adjust ACLs as well.
Unfortunately I've yet to find the time to figure out how to make the
ACLs appear in the Windows permissions dialog box...


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