[Samba] Winbind and GPO access restrictions?

Patrick Goetz pgoetz at math.utexas.edu
Fri Oct 1 16:02:01 UTC 2021

While most of my campus Samba projects are still going to need to play 
nice with at least sssd id mapping, I do have one project which, based 
on discussions on this list, I was planning to configure strictly with 
winbind, since the AD DC is going to be Samba and it's the rare luxury 
where I get to control everything.

However, a couple of days ago I had an anxiety-inducing thought.  This 
is a mixed windows/linux environment, and one of the features the end 
users would like and which I've already promised them is that the linux 
machines would have different access restrictions from the Windows 
desktops. The way I've been doing this with sssd is creating a GPO 
applied to the host (or set of hosts) which restricts access to a 
particular security group.

Reading through this page: https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Group_Policy
it's not clear this would also be possible with winbind.  Would such a 
thing fall under the category of "smb.conf Policies"?  It doesn't seem 
like it, since smb.conf access restrictions are most aimed at share control.


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