[Samba] auth methods = winbind

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 15 15:40:07 MDT 2014

On 15/08/14 22:23, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-07-24 at 11:25 -0400, Ryan Ashley wrote:
>> I have been using Samba4 for ages and love it as a DC and a
>> print-server. I just setup my first member-server designed solely to
>> host file shares, and have hit an issue. Group policy is mapping it
>> correctly for the users in the group, but those users are getting an
>> access denied message from their Windows 7 Pro 64bit clients when
>> accessing the share. I have configured ACLs and the box resolves users
>> and groups. Everything works, except for the shares. Below I attached
>> all of the information I believe to be useful. Ask if you need more, and
>> thank you for your help!
>> smb.conf:
>> ======
>> [global]
>>     auth methods = winbind
> Ryan,
> I know you have had much advice, a lot of it not actually relevant to
> the problems you have at hand (I see you have been distracted down
> 'kerberos method' for example), and this advice is probably in the same
> category.
> However:  Please do not set 'auth methods'.  It has already been set
> correctly by the defaults (based on security=), and the parameter only
> needs to be set in the most unusual of configurations.
> Yes, it will probably still work (perhaps breaking anonymous access,
> which you probably are not using), but the man-page does say:
> "This should be considered a developer option and used only in rare
> circumstances.  In the majority (if not all) of production servers, the
> default setting should be adequate."
> Thanks,
> Andrew Bartlett
Andrew, thanks for confirming what I had already told him twice (on the 
6th & 8th August) ;-)


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