[Samba] Samba 4.1 + User Homes

Marc Muehlfeld samba at marc-muehlfeld.de
Sat Oct 26 15:37:42 MDT 2013

Am 26.10.2013 20:53, schrieb spamvoll at googlemail.com:
> Hi Steve
> bspears and testuser are my test users :)
> I dont know how Samba 4.1 maps users to the  Filesystem.
> My nsswitch,conf:
> passwd:         compat
> group:          compat
> shadow:         compat

For Samba 4 and later, you don't need to have the user accounts on your 
local system. If you don't map them through winbind, nslcd or sssd you 
only see the xID on your filesystem. And your nsswitch.conf shows, that 
you don't use any of these 3. But as said: It's not neccessary. Samba 
runs fine without.


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