Nesting of local groups (SID_NAME_ALIAS)

Pavel Filipenský pfilipensky at
Thu Mar 16 19:20:46 UTC 2023


windbind does not correctly display members for e.g. BUILTIN/users. It 
shows nothing:

./bin/wbinfo --group-info BUILTIN/users

Given that "BUILTIN\Users" has 1 member "ADDOMAIN\Domain Users", it 
should instead show:

./bin/wbinfo --group-info "ADDOMAIN/domain users"

I am working on the fix. One part is to call 
dcerpc_samr_GetMembersInAlias() instead of the wrong 
dcerpc_samr_GetAliasMembership() in source3/winbindd/winbindd_rpc.c.
Another part is to change the code dealing with nested groups / aliases. 
For that, I need to understand if aliases (SID_NAME_ALIAS) can be 
nested, like groups (SID_NAME_DOM_GRP).
Reading the Microsoft documentation

/A local group can contain user accounts that are local to the computer 
and user accounts and global groups from their own domain./

It looks that "Local groups" which I believe is BUILTIN/users 
(SID_NAME_ALIAS) cannot contain another "Local group". I have tested 
that also on Windows server using lusrmgr.msc and such nesting was not 

However, samba server allows such nesting:

bin/net sam createlocalgroup TestGroup1
bin/net sam createlocalgroup TestGroup2
bin/net sam addmem TestGroup1 TestGroup2

Can I assume that SID_NAME_ALIAS cannot be nested?

Best regards,

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