How To Manually Samba-Enable eDirectory Users On OES 2 Without iManager

  • 7006635
  • 12-Aug-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 2
Novell iManager

Situation

While troubleshooting iManager, it may be necessary to manually add users to Samba on an OES server without the iManager plugin for Samba.  What are the steps that need to be followed in order to add the user correctly, so that all of the appropriate eDirectory objects are assigned all of the appropriate values?

Resolution

See section 6.2.4 Samba-Enabling Users with smbbulkadd of the Samba Administration Guide. Using smbbulkadd, users can be correctly added as Samba-enabled users while having the correct attributes set on the necessary objects in eDirectory on an OES server.

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