Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81412
Windows Username doesn't work
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
The following line must be commented out in /etc/samba/smb.conf:
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
for the /etc/samba/smbusers file to be used to map Windows usernames with
the Unix/Samba usernames. Hence, when you add a user and specify the Windows
username, you can't log in from a Windows box using the specified Windows
The 'username map' option is commented out in the default smb.conf file, so
I see two options:
1) If you specify a Windows username when adding a Samba user, you need to either
enable the 'username map' option
2) Provide an option that enables/disables the 'username map' option and
if it is disabled, prompt the user to enable it if a Windows username is
provided when adding a Samba user. If this solution is chosen, the GUI should
make it clear that the 'Windows Username' is optional.
Should be fixed in redhat-config-samba-1.0.1-5. The behavior now is to enable
'username map = /etc/samba/smbusers' anytime 'user' level security is used.
Please test to verify that this works now.
Fix confirmed with 1.0.1-6.