[Samba] Samba local user without /etc/passwd

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Thu Jul 9 10:25:10 UTC 2015

Am 09.07.2015 um 12:15 schrieb Gionatan Danti:
> On 09/07/15 10:34, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> A bit lost here, if you are using samba as an AD client, you cannot have
>> a local user with the same name as an AD user. Users are either 'local'
>> or 'domain', I do not really understand your concept of a 'virtual' user.
> In short: while my samba server is connected to the AD domain, I would
> also like to have some local (non domain) user for other tasks.
> It is my understanding that for a local samba user I _need_ to create
> the relative unix user (using useradd) and then use the samba-provided
> tool smbpasswd. I simply wonder if it is possible to create local users
> using _only_ smbpasswd (or equivalent), without messing with the real
> local unix user table stored in "/etc/passwd" (hence the world "virtual)

the smbd process is running as your user for security and permissions
as which user should it run without a unix user

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