[Samba] Samba w/AD auth on AIX, w/o local users

Onotsky, Steve x55328 Steve.Onotsky at broadridge.com
Tue Feb 21 14:41:07 MST 2012

Hi all,


I have Sabma v3.6.0 installed on an AIX 6.1 machine (oslevel
6100-07-02).  The packages come courtesy of Bill Jojo's pware repository
(thanks, Bill!  Was going insane trying to satisfy dependencies...).


I have joined the host to the AD domain and can authenticate myself
against Windows 2008 AD (using AD group memberships, as defined in
smb.conf per share), but users who want access to the shares cannot do
so unless they have a local account on the AIX host.


Now, I was pretty sure this was possible, but some extensive searching
has netted results that are ambiguous at best.  I'm OK with creating
local accounts with /bin/false as their default shells, but I would much
prefer to have no local footprint for users connecting to shares (it's
an audit hot-topic).


Can this be done with this version of Samba?  If so, I will gladly post
my smb.conf, perhaps I'm missing a key directive...


Thanks in advance for any and all help!



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