# Re: Samba problem, can't connect as a different user

Craig White wrote:

On Sun, 2008-03-23 at 14:27 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:

Chris G wrote:

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 11:01:02AM -0700, Craig White wrote:

samba by default uses

security = user

which by current Windows standards means that a workstation can connect
to this particular server with only 1 identity. Thus if you are already
connected to a share as DOMAIN|WORKGROUP\foo, you cannot connect to a
different share as DOMAIN|WORKGROUP\bar

the 'security = share' concept emulates the Windows 95/98 sharing
concept where each share connection can be a different user but that is
essentially obsolete and should be avoided if possible.


Yes, I suspect that's my problem, what a pain!

I seem to remember there's a way to tell samba that I want user X to
connect to a particular share as user Y, I guess (if there is such a
thing and my memory isn't playing tricks) that's what I'd better do.


You can set up a share to always use a specific Linux User/Group by using the "force user" and "force group" options.
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that sort of changes things at the server end which may be useful to him
but wasn't responsive to his question which was that he wants to 'log
in' as different users to different shares from the same server.


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