[Samba] Authentication issues with Samba 4.3.8
Krishnachaithanya.Chunduru at broadridge.com
Mon Jul 3 16:27:12 UTC 2017
Thanks for the help.
Could you please let me know what would be the passwd database if I update my smb.conf.
I have created the user locally and in samba using the steps given by you. And it seems it's working fine.
The authentication is successful, but I was wondering why it was working in earlier version without adding user in samba database.
I'm having around 100+ users/share and the authentication is share level, do I need to add all the users again in the samba database ? can you please comment on these as well. Thank you.
From: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Rowland Penny via samba
Sent: Sunday, July 02, 2017 8:33 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Authentication issues with Samba 4.3.8
On Sun, 2 Jul 2017 19:49:12 +0530
"Chunduru, Krishnachaithanya via samba" <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> Hi Rowland,
> Sorry I missed your previous mail.
> Our servers are not having any ldap or AD for authentication. It is
> using tdbsam option as password database, and yes all the users and
> groups are stored locally in the /etc/passwd and /etc/group.
OK, what you seem to be trying to set up is a standalone server with only passworded user access.
Can I suggest you alter smb.conf to this:
# Change 'WORKGROUP' below to whatever
# you want your workgroup to be called.
workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = Samba on AIX
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
log level = 2
max log size = 1000
comment = All Printers
path = /usr/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No
comment = Temporary file space
path = /tmp
read only = No
Your users will need to exist in /etc/passwd and also be Samba users, you can do this by running (as root):
smbpasswd -a USERNAME
You will be asked for a password for the user (twice) and then the user will be added to Samba's database
You will also need to run (again as root):
smbpasswd -e USERNAME
You can find more info on this here:
You do not need to run winbind on a standalone server, only 'smbd' & 'nmbd'
Any user that needs to connect to the shares, will need to be both a Unix and Samba user on the standalone server, they will also have to use the Samba users password.
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