[Samba] pam_unix failing after pam_winbind when Samba is running in Standalone Server mode

Jöran Malek joeran3 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 16:42:57 UTC 2023

Basically, yes.

Regarding the user.map-file - I'm not quite sure which module that
should configure, or where to put that.
A web search engine query didn't bring up any information for either
PAM or Samba.


> You seem to be describing running Samba in a workgroup (bit rusty on
> this, it has been a long time). In a workgroup, (if I remember
> correctly) even if you use the same workgroup name, every Samba computer
> will have a different SID, that is where I think the problem lies.
> You could try this, start with one machine and setup Samba as a
> standalone server, then add your Unix users and make them Samba users
> with 'smbpasswd -a USERNAME'. Do this on all workgroup computers, ensure
> that you use the same workgroup name. Now create a user.map file on each
> computer, lets say your user is 'fred' and you are using the workgroup
> 'HOME', add lines like this:
> !fred = HOME\fred
> I have no idea if that will work, I think it will, but it is the only
> thing I can think of at the moment.
> Rowland

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