smbgroupedit -- Query/set/change UNIX - Windows NT group mapping
smbroupedit [-v [l|s]] [-a UNIX-groupname [-d NT-groupname|-p prividge|]
This program is part of the Samba
The smbgroupedit command allows for mapping unix groups
to NT Builtin, Domain, or Local groups. Also
allows setting privileges for that group, such as saAddUser,
This option will list all groups available
in the Windows NT domain in which samba is operating.
give a long listing, of the format:
"NT Group Name"
Unix group :
Group type :
SID : S-1-5-32-545
Unix group: -1
Group type: Local group
Privilege : No privilege
display a short listing of the format:
NTGroupName(SID) -> UnixGroupName
Users (S-1-5-32-545) -> -1
smbgroupedit returns a status of 0 if the
operation completed successfully, and a value of 1 in the event
of a failure.
To make a subset of your samba PDC users members of
the 'Domain Admins' Global group:
create a unix group (usually in
/etc/group), let's call it domadm.
add to this group the users that you want to be
domain administrators. For example if you want joe, john and mary,
your entry in /etc/group will look like:
map this domadm group to the 'domain admins' group:
Get the SID for the Windows NT "Domain Admins"
root# smbgroupedit -vs | grep "Domain Admins"
Domain Admins (S-1-5-21-1108995562-3116817432-1375597819-512) -> -1
map the unix domadm group to the Windows NT
"Domain Admins" group, by running the command:
root# smbgroupedit \
-c S-1-5-21-1108995562-3116817432-1375597819-512 \
warning: don't copy and paste this sample, the
Domain Admins SID (the S-1-5-21-...-512) is different for every PDC.
To verify that you mapping has taken effect:
root# smbgroupedit -vs|grep "Domain Admins"
Domain Admins (S-1-5-21-1108995562-3116817432-1375597819-512) -> domadm
To give access to a certain directory on a domain member machine (an
NT/W2K or a samba server running winbind) to some users who are member
of a group on your samba PDC, flag that group as a domain group:
root# smbgroupedit -a unixgroup -td
This man page is correct for the 3.0alpha releases of
the Samba suite.
The original Samba software and related utilities
were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed
by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar
to the way the Linux kernel is developed.
smbgroupedit was written by Jean Francois Micouleau.
The current set of manpages and documentation is maintained
by the Samba Team in the same fashion as the Samba source code.