I have My Book Live;
Samba version: 3.6.5
Task: I need create user accounts for exist Windows user accounts (in Active Directory)
whose names contain dot "." symbol. For example: a.user; b.user
Web UI do not allow to create accounts with dots symbols.
But I successfully create t.user in console by command (new command for Samba versions 3.4.0 and above)
# pdbedit -a -u <user>
Shure, I create user in Linux and add his to share and www-data groups (by useradd) before samba user.
archive:~# id t.user uid=1012(t.user) gid=1000(share) groups=1000(share),33(www-data)
Also I have user1 and share dir, created by web UI.
So I edited samba config file /etc/samba/overall_share and to add my t.user to valid users= and read list=
I tried open share dir in Windows by t.user account, after I enter user name and password , I get windows message "Logon unsuccessful". But successfully opened other public share dir.
So I think that Web UI has own rules for Samba control or WD developers modified Samba.
Because I see the difference even in file /etc/passwd between accounts:
archive:~# cat /etc/passwd | grep t.user t.user:x:1012:1000::/home/t.user:/bin/sh archive:~# cat /etc/passwd | grep user1 user1:x:1003:1000:,3,,:/shares:/bin/sh archive:~# cat /etc/samba/overall_share
I don't understand, what I need to do for resolve my task. Thanks in advance.