[Samba] Samba local user without /etc/passwd

Gionatan Danti g.danti at assyoma.it
Thu Jul 9 09:11:10 UTC 2015

On 09/07/15 10:26, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Hello Gionatan,
> Am 09.07.2015 um 10:05 schrieb Gionatan Danti:
>> When creating a local user, I always first create a Unix user with
>> passwd and then I use smbpasswd -a <unixuser> to establish the mapping
>> between the tdbsam database and the local /etc/passwd file.
>> I wonder if, using the tdbsam in conjunction with winbind, the local
>> unix user (stored in /etc/passwd) creation can be bypassed. After all,
>> it's winbind's role to map "virtual" user to real unix ID.
>> So, my question is: there is a method to create a "virtual" user, only
>> stored inside the tdbsam database, without touching the real unix local
>> users (stored inside /etc/passwd).
> If you really want to create a _local_ user on your member server, the
> account must exist local. For _domain_ users, you don't need a local
> account.
> Regards,
> Marc

so here the "local" word must be taken seriously: it _really_ had to 
exists locally.

Thanks for confirmation.

Danti Gionatan
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