[Samba] simple recommendations

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Feb 18 18:46:14 UTC 2016

On 18/02/16 17:55, Thomas Maerz wrote:
> I would set up your server as a Samba AD and use the directory. Give each user a username and password on the server that they will authenticate to the server with and when they connect the permissions will act as you are expecting. Joining the machines to the domain is not necessary; it simply integrates the workstation with the server so that the user doesn’t have to enter the credentials manually to connect to resources. We use hundreds of non-domain joined Macs to connect to a Samba4 DC-based file server.
> I hope this helps.
> Thomas Maerz
> Network/Systems Engineer

That simply doesn't make sense, why go to all the trouble of setting up 
a Samba4 AD DC and then just use it as a fileserver ?

You might as well just set up Samba as a standalone server with ldap.


More information about the samba mailing list