ssh, smbntsec, mounted home directory - is it possible

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com
Sun May 10 22:59:00 GMT 2009


Andrew DeFaria wrote:

>> So to recap: I'd like to provide pre-shared key ssh access to a
>> particular username. I cannot, however, use an SMB shared home directory
>> for that user without encountering problems with ssh and permissions.
>>
>> If the above statement is not true and you have any ideas on how to
>> achieve these objectives then let me know.
>>   
> Anybody care to comment or at least acknowledge this issue?

  The above statement is, unfortunately, true.  IIUC, until you can use 1.7
with the lsa auth plugin (or perhaps this password caching feature, I'm not
familiar with it), any user logging in by ssh key does not really log in as
the actual windows user they are trying to be, but impersonates (after some
fashion - it might not actually be token impersonation in the win32 api sense
of the word) that user, while actually really being the ssh user underneath.

  I could be wrong.  I hope someone will jump in if I've seriously mis-spoke,
but I think at least I'm pointing you in the right ball-park.

    cheers,
      DaveK



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