[Samba] [samba] Share authentication via AD

Matt Delves m.delves at ballarat.edu.au
Wed Sep 16 23:00:27 MDT 2009

Hey folks,
I've got a server setup that uses samba to join to the Windows 2k3
Active Directory. I've also created a shared folder on that server.

The problem I'm experiencing is that I'm unable to authenticate to the
share and thus browse it.

The smb.conf file is:
   workgroup = <domain>
   server string = Samba Server Version %v
   security = ads
   local master = no
   preferred master = no
   load printers = yes
   cups options = raw
   idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
   idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
   template shell = /bin/bash
   winbind use default domain = yes
   password server = <AD Servers>
   realm = <Kerberos Realm>
   winbind nested groups = yes

  Comment = SLES 10 RPMs
  path = /srv/www/htdocs/sles
  read only = No
  force group = bob
  force user = bob
  create mask = 0664

As far as the basics, the server is joined successfully to the domain
and I can browse to it from a windows box. I know that winbind is
functioning as I can login (via local or ssh) using my Active Directory
username and password.

Any help in identifying problems with this configuration would be

Matt Delves

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