I am setting up Samba on a Linux machine running CentOS 6 (called localhost, and the AD computer I am connecting to is dc.companyname.com), and I have done everything successfully, except when I type
It shows a local user, LOCALHOST+[username] and also a domain user [username] below it. Oddly, when I do cat /etc/passwd, it doesn't show the local user account...
The problem I have is I want Samba to authenticate against the AD server first before the local user, so I set up /etc/nsswitch.conf as such
passwd: winbind files shadow: winbind files group: winbind files
But I believe that is not the right way to do it? Because I might potentially lock out the root access if there is a "root" user in the Active Directory DC.
Any thoughts as to why this is happening? I have also tried deleting the samba cache at /var/lib/samba and restarted the servers, but that LOCALHOST+[username] still shows up for some reason...
If I can remove that user, I can do
passwd: files winbind, etc
which is the right way.
Any help greatly appreciated!