AW: winbind and idmap ldap

Klein.Roman at Klein.Roman at
Wed Jul 7 13:47:42 GMT 2004


I have exactly this scenario with 2.something
What I had to set in the smb.conf is the following:

ldap suffix: <our ldap base-dn>
ldap idmap suffix: <relative to above ldap suffix>
ldap admin dn: <manager of the ldap>
idmap backend: ldap:ldap://<your ldap-server>
idmap uid: <whatever you have chosen>
idmap gui: <whatever you have chosen>

Best Regards

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Von: Benoit Panizzon [mailto:bp at]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 6. Juli 2004 17:18
An: samba-technical at
Betreff: winbind and idmap ldap

Hi all

There's this situation:

W2k ADS (no changes are allowed to the schema, so no Posix Data to be saved 
there) All users are managed via ADS and are only to be managed there (no 
separate manualy managed Database for ID Mapping)

2 Un*x servers runing samba 3.x with winbind being used as Fileservers.

Using the filebased winbind idmap the same user could be assigned two 
different Unix UID's on each server which is what we want to avoid.

I've read what I could find about LDAP idmap and unfortunately that was not 
very much (if somebody know a good how-to or docs to that topic, please
me there)
So there is my question:

- Do you have to specify the idmap on the ldap server or is it generated on 
the fly like the file based map?

Benoît Panizzon, <bp at>
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