[Samba] username aliases?
drp at iest.hampshire.edu
Fri Dec 19 02:48:06 GMT 2008
On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 01:54:53PM -0800, wes wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM, D Parker <drp at iest.hampshire.edu> wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 11:58:49AM -0800, wes wrote:
> > > Is it possible to specify aliases for the username, so that a user can
> > > choose any 1 of several names to log in with?
> > >
> > > Like let's say we have my name as a username, "Wesley". But what I if I
> > want
> > > to be very lazy and only sign in with "wes"? And I would like to have the
> > > option of using either. And if I change any attribute of one alias, it's
> > all
> > > stored in the same place, so it should take effect for the other aliases.
> > > So, if I log in as "wesley" and change my password, I should be able to
> > log
> > > out and log back in as "wes" with the new password I set for "wesley".
> > Hi Wes,
> > Check out the "username map" parameter in the smb.conf man page -- it
> > should allow you to do exactly what you describe.
> > Dan
> Thanks for the tip. I have entered username map=/etc/samba/users.map into
> smb.conf, and this is the contents of users.map:
> but, I am unable to log in with "wes" - it gives me the authentication
> failed message. I have checked the logs, and it gives the same error as if I
> had entered an incorrect username.
> I'm sorry, but I failed to mention in my first post that I am using samba as
> a domain controller, with ldap integration. Will that break the username map
Forgive me if I'm stating the obvious, but make sure you restart Samba
after changing the configuration file.
Is the server you're authenticating to the domain controller or a domain
member server? If it's the domain controller, the username map should
be applied before authenticating. If it's a domain member, the map is
applied after the user has been authenticated by the domain controller.
I don't think the controller will apply its local username map in that
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