[Samba] authenticate to samba using email address

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Oct 29 11:51:47 UTC 2020

On 29/10/2020 11:36, mj via samba wrote:
> Hi,
> Perhaps a strange question, but is it possible to configure samba to 
> accept an emailaddress as a username for authentication to a UNC 
> network path?
> (so: "username at domain.com" next to the standard "DOMAIN\username" or 
> "username at samba.domain.com")
> Some of our users access a samba UNC network path over VPN, while 
> working from home. They often have difficulties remembering the 
> correct username format.
> If we could somehow arrange for emailaddress to work too, it would 
> align samba authentication to the rest of our external logons, like 
> websites, email, VPN, etc. All of those use emailaddress as a username.
> We're running latest samba in AD config. The question is about access 
> to a linux domain member server.
> Curious.
> MJ
Are we talking from Windows here ?

If so, then 'username at dns.domain.com' should work.


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