Administering User Rights and Privileges
With all versions of Samba earlier than 3.0.11 the only account on a Samba server that could
manage users, groups, shares, printers, and such was the
root account. This caused
problems for some users and was a frequent source of scorn over the necessity to hand out the
credentials for the most security-sensitive account on a UNIX/Linux system.
New to Samba version 3.0.11 is the ability to delegate administrative privileges as necessary to either
a normal user or to groups of users. The significance of the administrative privileges is documented
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for user rights and privilege
management is appropriate to this chapter.