20.7.1. User-Level Security

20.7.1. User-Level Security

User-level security is the default setting for Samba. Even if the security = user directive is not listed in the smb.conf file, it is used by Samba. If the server accepts the client's username/password, the client can then mount multiple shares without specifying a password for each instance. Samba can also accept session-based username/password requests. The client maintains multiple authentication contexts by using a unique UID for each logon.

In smb.conf, the security = user directive that sets user-level security is:

[GLOBAL] 
... 
security = user 
...

The following sections describe other implementations of user-level security.


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