[Samba] multiple domain served by Samba

Németh Ákos Ferenc nemethakos at f-labor.mkt.bme.hu
Mon May 14 14:19:21 UTC 2018

Hi All,

thanks for the reply.

Because of the small size of the second company I don't really want to 
create a container for them (and configure all of the services for 
them). I'm wondering if it is possible to create an 'alias' for a domain 
(like I do it with Exim and vhosts or Apache and vhosts). In this 
imagined world everybody would be able to login to the clients and 
services as 'company\user' and 'othercompany\user' with the same 
username and password. ...and I would tell the othercompany's users, 
please use othercompany\user form and for my company's users that please 
use company\user form (like they already do this). ...and if the second 
company is larger, I can migrate them easily to an own 'server' / container.

Thank you in advance.


PS: I'm really satisfied with Samba AD, it works like I expected. (The 
only thing is that the AD DC linux machine can't use the RFC fields to 
determine the home directory and the shell. If it worked, I would be the 
happiest of the office. :-) ) Thank you Samba guys, you saved me from 
buying of an M$ server. :-)

Németh Ákos

e-mail: nemethakos at f-labor.mkt.bme.hu
web: http://f-labor.mkt.bme.hu/~akos

2018.05.14. 11:20 keltezéssel, Andrew Bartlett via samba írta:
> On Mon, 2018-05-14 at 10:20 +0200, Németh Ákos Ferenc via samba wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I have a working Samba AD for my company (company.intranet) under
>> Debian/GNU. Now I'm requested to create a domain for another company.
>> Can I use the same server with the same Samba for multiple domain? Can
>> same samba serve parallel the company.intranet (with company\user) and
>> the othercompany.intranet (othercompany\user) domains? May I just run
>> the samba-tool provision to create the second domain?
>> What is the best practice to separate the users of different companies
>> and manage all of them under the same server?
> Multiple VMs is the best bet.  While it is attractive to try and bind
> multiple Samba installs to different IPs, Samba is easiest to
> administer with nss_winbind operating and that means one winbindd and
> that means one domain per 'server'.
> Containers, provided they support xattrs, may also be an option.
> Finally, I'm glad Samba is going so well that you want to start another
> domain.  Congrats!
> Andrew Bartlett

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