[Samba] Samba as a domain member:
rpenny at samba.org
Mon Jun 15 17:35:14 UTC 2020
On 15/06/2020 18:02, Christopher Cox via samba wrote:
> Actually, as far as a base statement, you can have both,
You cannot have the same user in /etc/passwd and AD, though if you
persevere enough you probably could create them in both databases.
Lets take a user called 'fred':
rowland at devstation:~/tests$ cat /etc/passwd | grep 'fred'
Which on 'devstation' produces no output, so the user isn't in
rowland at devstation:~/tests$ getent passwd fred
So, even though 'fred' isn't in /etc/passwd, the Linux OS knows who
'fred' is, so lets try and create 'fred' as a Linux user:
rowland at devstation:~/tests$ sudo adduser fred
[sudo] password for rowland:
adduser: The user `fred' already exists.
So, the OS will not let me create 'fred' in /etc/passwd
I could probably create 'fred' in /etc/passwd by removing 'winbind' from
the 'passwd' line in /etc/nsswitch.conf, but this would mean that the
Linux user 'fred' would be used instead of the AD user 'fred', even when
I put winbind back in /etc/nsswitch.conf.
Please don't try to 'bend' AD, that way will only lead to trouble and
there is absolutely no reason to do it.
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