Returning the Username from the SID

Simo Sorce idra at
Fri Sep 7 01:20:02 GMT 2001

On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 01:48:51PM -0500, Hamilton, Kent wrote:
> If I'm sending this to the wrong place could someone re-direct me? 
> We have an application where on a Linux system that uses LDAP to look up the
> users SID from the LDAP server in MS Exchange server.  I then need to change
> this back into a NT username to generate an account name in a MySQL
> database.  I'm sure that there is a simple way to do this using the SAMBA
> libraries and I've glanced at the code and found the
> map_domain_sid_to_name() call but I'm sure there must be a lot more to it
> than just calling that. Can someone point me in the correct direction on
> what I need to do for this please?
> I'm not on this list so please reply to me directly.

try with rpcclient, I think you will need to extract the rid from the
sid to do that, but it is simlpe, the rid is the last part of the sid.

Have fun.


Simo Sorce       idra at
Samba Team

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