Re: [Samba] force re-authentication when accessing different shares
- Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:36:13 +0100
- From: Harald Glanzer via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Samba] force re-authentication when accessing different shares
thats interesting. shouldn't samba force to authenticate every distinct
username, accessing different shares?
as written, if i want to access directory /data/samba/username_a, i need to
supply the correct password for username_a, as hashed
-------- 8< -------
valid users = %S
path = /data/samba/%S
-------- 8< -------
if in the next step i want to access /data/samba/username_b, samba should
know that the client which is connecting has not been authenticated
for accessing this different share, and should require authentication.
the selft written nss source (/etc/nsswitch.conf, additional source for
database 'passwd') installs a handler for getpwnam_r() and returns
a passwd struct. i am confident that the module is not the culprit for this
issue as the password(hash) needs to be checked by smbpasswd backend anyway.
thx in advance,
On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 7:49 PM Robert Marcano via samba <
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 8:15 AM Harald Glanzer via samba <
> samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > hi all!
> > using samba 4.9 to export directories for 'virtual' users, i.e. users
> > have distinct homedirectories and distinct smbpasswd entries under a
> > writeable /data partition.
> > to prevent the need to create /etc/passwd useraccounts (on read-only /),
> > self written libnss modul acts as a source. the lib only checks if the
> > homedirectory exists, returns a fake passwd struct, and finally smbpasswd
> > backend checks for the correct password.
> > this solution is working in principal, but the problem is that if (1)
> > logging in to a share with one user(with the distinct username/password
> > combination), and (2) opening another share (different directory,
> > username, different password), NO password prompt opens, i.e. the
> > share is just delivered by samba.
> > instead, samba should see different usernames + sharedirectories for (1)
> > and (2), and therefor
> > refuse access until successful authentication occurs.
> To my knowledge, from a Windows client, you can't connect to a server
> multiple times with different users from the same Windows session. You can
> only close the current connection (net use /d ...) before trying to
> authenticate again.
> It is different to how other clients, for example GNOME Nautilus works
> (using gvfs SMB client). Every share connection can use different
> authentications being more flexible.
> > any ideas?
> > regards,
> > harri
> > ---------------------------------------------- smb.conf
> > ----------------------------------------------
> > [global]
> > security = user
> > invalid users = root
> > encrypt passwords = yes
> > passdb backend = smbpasswd
> > smb passwd file = /data/samba/smbpasswd
> > follow symlinks = yes
> > wide links = yes
> > unix extensions = no
> > ntlm auth = yes
> > client lanman auth = yes
> > client ntlmv2 auth = yes
> > [homes]
> > comment = Data Directory
> > path = /data/samba/%S
> > browseable = no
> > read only = yes
> > valid users = %S
> > public = no
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