[Samba] force group does not work

Michael Brown michael at netdirect.ca
Sat Feb 8 12:17:54 MST 2014

I couldn't get "valid users = @group" ‎to work at all, but that was on a DC and I figured it was just not supported yet. Is that happening on a non-DC?

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  Original Message  
From: Leander S.
Sent: Saturday, February 8, 2014 04:44
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Reply To: Leander S.
Subject: [Samba] force group does not work


I set up a samba 4.1.4 server on the latest FreeBSD RELEASE 10. 
Unfortunately it doesn't seem to consider the option force group. After 
hours ofresearch I couldn't figure out what I'm still missing. unix 
extensions is set to no. Setting the debug level up to 10 also didn't 
help ;(
Is this a bug or is there simply a mistake in my setup?

*valid users = @Groupname*
is set, then I don't have access to the share at all anymore.

As funny as it sounds, but
*force user* **= *MyUsername*
is working as expected.

id -Gn MyUsername
MyUsername Groupname

getent group Groupname

# ============= Global ============= #


# Basic server settings
workgroup = DOMAIN
netbios name = FILESERVER
server role = standalone server

# Password backend
passdb backend = samba_dsdb

dns forwarder =

# Logging
log level = 2
max log size = 5000

# Charset
unix charset = UTF-8
dos charset = cp1252

# NTLMv2 aktivieren
ntlm auth = No
lanman auth = No
client ntlmv2 auth = Yes

# Printing
load printers = No
printing = BSD
printcap name = /dev/null

# Default masks
unix extensions = No
create mask = 0770
force create mode = 0770
directory mask = 0770
force directory mode = 0770

# Miscellaneous
veto oplock files = /*.doc/*.xls/*.ppt/*.mdb/*.docx/*.xlsx/*.ppt

# ============= Shares ============= #

comment = NAS
path = /mnt/MyShare
guest ok = No
read only = No
valid users = @Groupname
forece user = MyUsername
force group = Groupname

Any help would be greatly appreciated ;)

Best Regards

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