[Samba] getent passwd blank response

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Aug 17 14:21:18 UTC 2020

On 17/08/2020 15:01, Robert E. Wooden via samba wrote:
> On 8/17/2020 8:46 AM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> getent passwd rowland
>> rowland:*:10000:10000:Rowland Penny:/home/rowland:/bin/bash
> That worked.
> Per your example output (above) should I also add the "home" directory 
> and a "login-shell" as the same time?
You can if you wish, but you only need to if the user is actually going 
to log into the Unix domain member. By default there are a couple of 
smb.conf parameters 'template shell' and 'template homedir', the 
defaults are '/bin/false' and '/home/DOMAIN/username'. These can be 
overridden by explicitly setting the template lines in smb.conf with 
your required values, or by setting the 'unixHomeDirectory' and 
'loginShell' attributes in each users AD object.


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