[Samba] Authentication issues with Samba 4.3.8

Chunduru, Krishnachaithanya Krishnachaithanya.Chunduru at broadridge.com
Fri Aug 4 12:53:23 UTC 2017

Hi Rowland/All,

I want to sync the local /etc/passwd to smbpasswd database in Aix. Can someone please help with any tools or scripts available to proceed further. 

Setting up a domain level user for all the samba users is tough for us right now. 


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From: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Rowland Penny via samba
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Subject: Re: [Samba] Authentication issues with Samba 4.3.8

On Tue, 4 Jul 2017 14:25:48 +0530
"Chunduru, Krishnachaithanya"
<Krishnachaithanya.Chunduru at broadridge.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> The users are created locally, each user have their own workstation.
> The workstation id and the unix id are different. 
> Users will try to access the share with the unix local account only. 
> All the VM's are part of domain, so users will first login to their 
> stations using domain id and then will access the share using unix 
> local id. Thank you.

OK, that isn't easy to understand, but I think you mean your users log into a Windows domain computer then connect to your Samba standalone server, is this correct ?

If it is correct, WHY?

Doing it this way, means you have to create the users three times!
If the user changes their password, it also needs to be changed on the standalone server.

Have you considered using a Unix domain member instead, this way you only create the user once.

See here for more info:


I would suggest using the 'rid' backend if you do go this way.


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