Bug 81412 - Windows Username doesn't work
Windows Username doesn't work
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-samba (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Blocks: 79579
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Reported: 2003-01-09 01:09 EST by Tammy Fox
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-20 21:39:38 EST
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Description Tammy Fox 2003-01-09 01:09:20 EST
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.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-01-14 17:04:41 EST
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.  
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2003-01-20 21:39:38 EST
Fix confirmed with 1.0.1-6.

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