[Samba] Is it possible to change the root/Administrator user to another username?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Nov 15 19:00:11 MST 2012

On Thu, 2012-11-15 at 08:44 -0500, Paul Griffith wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> The 'username map' option isn't exactly what I am looking for. That 
> doesn't solve my issue. We have a home grown backend with a custom Samba 
> plugin. The original writer has moved on and I am faced with solving a 
> issue that might be solved if I could replace Samba query for the root 
> user with something else. At least that what it looks like from where I 
> am sitting.

You are going to need to give many more details of what you are actually
trying to do, rather than how you think you might fix it.  Then we can
probably give you some sensible advise.

"root" isn't hard-coded anywhere in Samba, but uid 0 is special in unix
and in Samba.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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