[Samba] Authentication issues with Samba 4.3.8

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Jul 4 09:11:54 UTC 2017

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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