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KB-0412: How to give access to public shares for non-Zone enabled AD users

3 June,16 at 12:10 AM


How can Centrify-Enabled samba be configured so that non-Zone enabled AD Users can access public shares without being prompted for password?


By default only Zone enabled AD users are permitted to access the public shares that are configured under Samba. 

To give access to non-Zone enabled users, please perform the following steps: 

  1. Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf and add the following to the [globals] section:

    guest account = nobody 
    map to guest = Bad Uid 

  2. Add the following to public shares:

    guest ok = yes 

  3. Restart samba services 

  4. Connect to the share from a Windows desktop or UNIX workstation as a non-Zone enabled AD user and test.