[Samba] multiuser with simple user mapping

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Jun 24 08:36:13 UTC 2021

On Wed, 2021-06-23 at 20:39 -0400, Eric Levy via samba wrote:
> Are you able to provide any details or references on what
> configuration
> is needed in Winbind, or what specific tests are helpful in wbinfo?
> In case it clarifies any misunderstanding, there is no domain server
> or
> any similar component or node. There are just two endpoints, a NAS
> and
> a server (which will mount the NAS share). User names are the same on
> both systems. That is, user name "johndo123" on the server should
> have
> the same permissions for shared files as "johndo123" on the NAS,
> because of string identity. Currently, there is no authority to
> validate that both names are the same user.

If there are no Domain Controllers, then you cannot use winbind and
whilst there might be users with the same name on each endpoint, they
are not the same user. 

You could try creating a usermap to map users from one endpoint to


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