[Samba] Do I have to create user accounts twice??

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 10:28:28 GMT 2008

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 5:50 PM, Raymond Holguin
<raymond.holguin at ucr.edu> wrote:
> Im going to be migrating a windows file server of about 200+ users to
>  this samba server.  Now I have been searching for a while and can't seem
>  to find an answer.  My question is do I really have to create a unix
>  account for each user and THEN create the user account again on the
>  samba server??  I can't find a way to create a unix account and have
>  that account be also automatically created on the samba server.  is
>  there a solution for this or do I need to create some kind of custom
>  script to do this for me??
With ldap the answer is no (both unix and samba account get created in
the same place).
With other security mechanisms you need samba and unix accounts for each user.


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