[Samba] Secure Share

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Jan 31 10:46:59 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-31 at 13:04 +0300, Webb, Mr Scott (CTR) wrote:
> I have Samba loaded on a Solaris 8 box. And that is where the shares
> reside. Personnel use Windows Explorer and map a drive to these shares.
> Right now, it's wide open for anyone logged onto the domain. I'm trying
> to create a share in Samba that affords some kind of security, whether
> that is password protection, or group policy that only allows certain
> users access. Is this possible in Samba? To have multiple security
> configs in the smb.conf? 
> If so, how do I do it?

Samba honours the underlying unix access permissions, and this (setting
unix permissions) is by far the most secure and effective way to protect

Simply put your authorized users in a group, and set that group
permission on the files/folders.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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