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Old 09-18-2009, 03:13 AM   #1
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Post Windows AD and samba

Is it possible to do the following.

Connect to a samba share on linux with authentication from the windows AD.And use groups.

on active directory:
Group1: userA userB
Group2: UserX UserY

on linux:


What I want to have UserA and userB to have access to /samba/share/group1 and UserX UserY /samba/share/group2. But when they write files they need to have the smbuser on linux.

Now I already got this working with the valid users and force user option of samba. But I need to create a linux user for every user on the AD (otherwise it doesn't work).

in the long run this is unmanageable. So I would like to use groups.

So a user in a certain AD group connects to the share -> the user is prompted for his domain password -> if the user is in the correct group the share is accessed -> and on linux it shows as the user smbuser.

What do I have to do to get this to work?
Old 09-18-2009, 08:24 AM   #2
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