Managing SMB Groups

This section describes how to manage SMB groups and privileges for the SMB server.

For information about SMB groups and local users, see Local SMB Groups.

The following table points to the tasks that you can use to manage SMB groups through the SMB server.

In order to provide proper identity mapping between SMB groups and Oracle Solaris groups, an SMB group must have a corresponding Oracle Solaris group. This requirement has two consequences. First, the group name must conform to the intersection of the Windows and Oracle Solaris group name rules. Thus, an SMB group name can be up to eight (8) characters long and contain only lowercase characters and numbers. Second, you must create an Oracle Solaris group before you can create an SMB group. You create the Oracle Solaris group by using the groupadd command. See the groupadd(8) man page.

Task Description For Instructions

Create an SMB group.

Create an SMB group to manage users.

How to Create an SMB Group

Add a member to an SMB group.

Add a member to an SMB group by using the smbadm command.

How to Add a Member to an SMB Group

Remove a member from an SMB group.

Remove a member from an SMB group by using the smbadm command.

How to Remove a Member From an SMB Group

Modify SMB group properties.

An SMB group can grant the following privileges:

  • backup – Permits group members to back up file system objects.

  • restore – Permits group members to restore file system objects.

  • take-ownership – Permits group members to take ownership of file system objects.

You can specify a description of the SMB group by modifying the value of the description property.

How to Modify SMB Group Properties