[Samba] Samba as fileserver on Active Directory domain

Ivan Ordonez iordonez at berkeley.edu
Fri Oct 2 10:00:07 MDT 2009

Robert LeBlanc wrote:
> What are the permissions on /shared/drive? We use ACLs to control 
> access rather than smb.conf. This gives us great flexability and you 
> can kind of manage it using a Windows machine. If you have Kerberos 
> keytab generated, you can smbmount on Linux using the -o sec=krb5 and 
> no passwords are needed, it also obeys ACL. The only catch is that you 
> need to use RID or LDAP for uid/gid mapping or else your permissions 
> won't line up.
> Robert LeBlanc
> Life Sciences & Undergraduate Education Computer Support
> Brigham Young University
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Ivan Ordonez <iordonez at berkeley.edu 
> <mailto:iordonez at berkeley.edu>> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     We have a Gentoo box running Samba and is a member of the Active
>     Directory domain. This Gentoo box will be a fileserver when
>     everything is completed and setup as it should.  I want our users
>     to login to their computer (Computers are all members of the same
>     Active Directory domain) using Active Directory accounts/domain
>     for authentication. I am using Winbind for Active Directory
>     authentication/integration. I'm almost done except file permission
>     issue.  All is working smoothly (ie. wbinfo, smbclient, getent,
>     etc.). I can access/map the shared drive on the Gentoo box from
>     any Windows computer, login to a machine without a problem using
>     Active Directory accounts.  The Active Directory authentication
>     with Winbind is working as it should.
>     For some odd reason, I can't figure out how to give permissions to
>     all users the ability to make changes/add new folders on the
>     shared drive. I am getting access denied even when the users or
>     group are valid users of the shared drive per smb.conf.  Below is
>     my smb.conf shared configuration:
>     [shared]
>           comment = shared
>           path = /shared/drive
>           read only = no
>           inherit permissions = yes
>           create mask = 755
>           directory mask = 755
>           valid users = @"MYDOMAIN+mygroup"
>           browseable = yes
>           writable = yes
>     Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>     -Ivan
>     -- 
>     To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the
>     instructions:  https://lists.samba.org/mailman/options/samba

The files and folders on the shared drive are owned by local Linux 
account.  The permissions are read, write and execute by the owner, read 
and write by group and all.  I was hoping that smb.conf will control the 
shared drive access but having a hard time doing so.  I would like to 
use ACL if that is the best way to make it work.   Would you mind giving 
me few pointers or point me to the right direction to get started on 
ACL?  I am no LDAP expert but I think I can get by if I have to use it.



More information about the samba mailing list