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Re: [Samba] Only root can use net command, because of permissions of secrets.tdb




On Mon, 2018-10-29 at 16:50 -0700, Deft Developer via samba wrote:
> It seems that I can only run "net ads" commands as sudo, otherwise I get an
> error:
> 
> Failed to open /var/lib/samba/private/secrets.tdb
> 
> This is because secrets.tbd has the permissions 700.
> 
> This is the case even for listing users with the machine account:
> 
> net ads user -P
> 
> Is this the normal behavior? Is there a correct way to configure so that
> ordinary users can use net without sudo?
> 

Correct, -P means to read the machine account from secrets.tdb, so this
is a privileged operation and so needs root permissions.

Andrew Bartlett

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Andrew Bartlett
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