[Samba] SAMBA using existing users and passwords on Linux

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 13:26:12 UTC 2020

Hi Fernando,

What kind of system are using your Samba's clients?

If they are using Windows systems joined to AD, you can join your Samba
server into AD too. Then your users will be able to use Kerberos (ie SSO)
to authenticate against your Samba server.

Your Samba system users could be local (in /etc/passwd) or coming from AD
(using winbindd).
If system users are in /etc/passwd, they would have to have the same name
as on the client system or you will have to add some username mapping (see
"username map" option).

Perhaps all that blabla is out of subject, perhaps it will help, I do hope
it will ; )



Le jeu. 4 juin 2020 à 08:45, Rowland penny via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>
a écrit :

> On 03/06/2020 22:41, Fernando Gonçalves via samba wrote:
> > So that it doesn't end without a conclusion I will inform you what has
> been
> > accomplished.
> > As our time was short to complete the migration I decided to install the
> > same version of SAMBA that was already running on the old machine
> (3.6.6).
> > After the migration is complete, I will have more time to update the
> > and insert it into our AD domain, thus changing the entire login and
> > mapping system.
> > I am very grateful to everyone who responded and helped me in this
> decision
> > making.
> > I wish everyone health.
> I cannot help but think that was a BAD decision, Samba 3.6.6 is totally
> unsupported and is very insecure, ever heard of 'wanacry' ?
> If you must use it, then can I urge you to not connect your network to
> the internet in any way.
> I cannot stop you using 3.6.6, it is your network and you control it,
> but you also get to pick up the pieces when it goes wrong.
> One last thought, do the people who run your AD know you are doing this
> very insecure thing ?
> Rowland
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