[Samba] grant windows group share permission

Baird, Josh jbaird at follett.com
Fri Nov 16 07:05:51 MST 2012

It's easiest to tell samba to allow everyone access to the share, and use ACL's on the Linux filesystem to restrict access.

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From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 8:55 AM
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Subject: [Samba] grant windows group share permission


i like to give a windows group (W2K3-AD) permissions to use a share read/write on a Samba domain member server. Therefore if have added the Samba server to the domain without problem and created a share like this:

    comment = Some Comment
    path = /data/bild
    admin users = root
    force user = smbuser
    force group = sambashare
    valid users = DOMAIN\w-user1 @DOMAIN\w-group1
    guest ok = no
    read only = no
    writeable = yes
    browseable = yes

The windows domain user "w-user1" work as it should, but no member of the windows group "w-group1" can access the share. If have also tried mapping the windows group to the Unix group "sambashare" with "username map" but always get access denied eg. asked for a windows user.

Can please someone give a hint how to grant access for a windows group without adding/removing the members to a Unix group?

Many Thanks


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