RID, PrimaryGID in LDAP

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed May 7 12:18:46 GMT 2003

On Wed, 2003-05-07 at 17:28, Chaz wrote:
> "Michael Tang" <michael.tang at bullinfo.com.hk> wrote in message
> news:NGBBKPCJKNGLEOLCBKMBCEFECBAA.michael.tang at bullinfo.com.hk...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I found out two attribues in LDAP.  RID, PrimaryGID.  Could you explain
> what
> > is it and what value should I should put in if I am in a very standalone
> > environment. i.e. No need to care the existing windows server. Just one
> > openldap server and one/some samba server on Linux.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Michael
> >
> >
> Michael,
> RID is equal to (UID*2)+1000. This is required for machine accounts, and is
> not needed for user accounts. If the RID is incorrect, the machine will not
> be able to join the doma. PrimaryGID is the id of the primary group the
> account is in. You will need to create a group (posixGroup schema).

This is a bit confused.  This is a mandatory attributes in LDAP, for all
types of user.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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