[Samba] Samba: read-only remote LDAP + additional local users

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Mon Jul 23 23:55:34 MDT 2012

Why do not have all users work within samba?
What is the reason?

EDV Daniel Müller

Leitung EDV
Tropenklinik Paul-Lechler-Krankenhaus
Paul-Lechler-Str. 24
72076 Tübingen

Tel.: 07071/206-463, Fax: 07071/206-499
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Betreff: [Samba] Samba: read-only remote LDAP + additional local users

Hi all,

my server has access to a read-only remote LDAP-server where information
about 99% of user accounts is residing. On my server I want to configure
Samba to use LDAP-sever for authentication.

Now and then there will be some extra users that do not have an account on
LDAP. How should I manage their authentication data and make Samba aware of

>From the Samba documentation:

    Early releases of Samba-3 implemented new capability to work
concurrently with multiple account backends. This capability was removed
beginning with release of Samba 3.0.23. Commencing with Samba
3.0.23 it is possible to work with only one specified passwd backend.

So it seems Samba can support one authentication back-end only and if I make
it use remote LDAP I cannot add any extra users with their accounts stored
locally.  Is there any workaround/solution for my scenario?

Thanks for any help,

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