[Samba] Making Linux and domain users the same

Tris Mabbs TM-Samba201302 at Firstgrade.Co.UK
Sat Mar 2 13:57:52 MST 2013

One other quick point ...

I assume you've got a working LDAP configuration, because your "smb.conf" included a reference to not using LDAP ssl.
If you *haven't* already got a working LDAP configuration, you'll need to set that up first.  There's plenty of documentation out there on how to do that on Linux; make sure you set a bind user which matches the (example) "LDAP_access_user" in the "smb.conf" file.  Check that that works with a suitable LDAP query command (that'll be in the documentation) before trying to get your Samba configuration to work, or you'll get nowhere fast ...

You don't actually need a user like that if you're allowing anonymous LDAP binds, but that isn't really recommended (and will doubtless cause loads of warnings to be logged in your PDC event log).  "Windows" doesn't particularly like non-SSL LDAP queries; it *really* doesn't like *anonymous* non-SSL LDAP queries ...

That is, of course, if you decide to go a similar way to the example I sent earlier and not some better way anyway :-)

Good luck!


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