[Samba] Login with domain account on dc

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 21 14:09:09 MST 2015

On 21/02/15 20:10, Tim wrote:
> Hi,
> on my member server it is no problem to login with a domain account because I have set winbind use default domain = yes.
This setting just removes the domain name i.e. DOMAIN\username becomes 

> But how to do this on a DC? It doesn't matter if winbind use default domain = yes is set. So can I do this? E.g. by using su command?

You need to set /etc/nsswitch.conf to use winbind and you may also have 
to install extra packages and set up PAM to use them.

> The reason for my question is to run cronjobs by dedicated service accounts.

Why not set cron to use a local user e.g. root


> Thanks in advance
> Tim

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