Hello all! I have rebuild a Samba 3.6.3 server running Ubuntu 12.04. Before I do this I need to know how to import/export samba users and passwords. I've searched Google and found a few helpful guides, but nothing I've been able to successfully follow in my sandbox.

from /etc/samba/smb.conf
security = user
map to guest = bad user
dns proxy = no
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

I think maybe I don't fundamentally understand how authentication is working on this server. Does Samba have its own set of authentication or is it using Ubuntu's authentication?
I'm starting to think I should setup and openLDAP database and authenticate against that? This is only for 10 people on Windows machines.
Thank you all for your time.