[Samba] Run smbd in AD user context

Davor Vusir davortvusir at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 05:46:40 UTC 2018

2018-03-10 19:48 GMT+01:00 Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org>:

> On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 01:10:46PM +0100, Davor Vusir via samba wrote:
> >
> > Off list I got a tip on using become_user(). A soon as I get a grip on
> how
> > to extract the calling user's vuid I give it a try I have of course tried
> > other functions; become_user_permanently( ), become_user_by_session( )
> and
> > become_authenticated_pipe_user( ). None of these have given the right
> > $HOME.Or I simply don't know how to interpret the outcome or to proceed
> > from there.
> None of these functions set $HOME, as Samba doesn't
> use this in any of our code. We get and use the home directory
> when the magic [homes] share is configured, but never
> set an environment variable. Your code will have to take
> care of that itself.
> Jeremy.

I see. Thank you. I'll see what i can do.
Is it possible to run smbd in the context of a service account, Preferably
an AD account?
Is it possible to run a VFS module in the context of a service account?
Preferably in the calling user's context?

Davor Vusir

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