[Samba] Unix users/groups and the Windows ACL editor

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Sun Feb 26 08:41:36 MST 2012

From: Victor Sudakov <vas at mpeks.tomsk.su>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 22:18:40 +0700

> TAKAHASHI Motonobu wrote:
> > 
> > > There is a samba compiled --without-winbind --with-acl-support; the
> > > Windows GUI ACL editor Security tab shows multiple users and groups
> > > as "Unix User\joe" and "Unix Group\foo". I can remove those users
> > > and groups from the GUI if I wish to.
> > > 
> > > Is there a way to _add_ Unix groups and users via the ACL editor?
> > 
> > If your file system has ACL feature, you can manupulate these groups
> > to map them to Samba groups with "net groupmap add".
> Do you mean to say I must map all those Unix groups to Windows groups
> beforehand, before I can manupulate them in the ACL editor?


> > Also you can add users who map to Samba user.
> Could you please elaborate on that? My Windows users do map to Unix
> users, but when I add a Windows user in the ACL editor and press
> "Apply", the user just disappears from the list.

Have you enabled ACL feature on your filesystem? For Linux, add
"acl" to the mount option?

And if you see an user as "Unix User\foo", the user is not mapped to a
Samba user. If an user is mapped to a Samba user, then you see the user
as "COMPUTERNAME\foo" in your Security tab.

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at samba.gr.jp>

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