[Samba] User permissions - nil authorised users

dfirth denys.firth at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 03:57:51 GMT 2008

But I note that when trying to access shares that have authorised users,
windows either gives you no option to enter a user ("not accessible"), or if
it does, it will not accept a username and password that matches one of the
authorised users. 

Richard Foltyn wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 4:37 PM, dfirth <denys.firth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I had thought that user security needed to match the users actual user
>> name
>> and password in windows. So I was surprised by this behaviour.
> This is not correct. security = user only means that users
> authenticate themselves by providing a username/password that matches
> a username/password in the *Samba* user database.
> By default, Windows uses the currently logged in user to authenticate
> against samba, that's why you can seamlessly connect to samba shares
> if the windows user/password happens to match a user/password
> combination in Samba's user database.
> However, you can just as well specify any other username/password to
> connect with, independent of the currently logged in Windows user.
> HTH,
> Richard
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