[Samba] Username map and UNIX UID assignments

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Oct 17 22:47:02 GMT 2002

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On Thu, 17 Oct 2002, Wieprecht, Karen M. wrote:

> I'm testing Samba 2.2.5 with winbind.  I can successfully authenticate
> domain users who do and don't have corresponding UNIX accounts as well as
> domain users who do have a UNIX account.  Files created from PC side by
> usera show up in UNIX "ls -l" as owned by usera so I thought the automatic
> username mapping was working correctly,  but  I found out that usera isn't
> being assigned his UNIX User ID correctly.  I found this because UserA
> doesn't have write access in the areas he should when he comes in through
> samba.  I had usera write a file in a public space,  and from the UNIX side
> did
> 	ls -n 
> to show the UID assigned,  and it is one of the Ids in the winbind range,
> not the user's UNIX UID ...
> I tried adding a username map to force the UID mapping explicitly,  but even
> after doing that,  the UID is still the winbind one, not the correct UNIX
> one.  I'd like to get this working.  Any tips would be most appreciated.

Winbind is consulted first.  Usernames that match in the Windows domain
take priority.  The has been a lot of discussion about this, but i'm 
just letting you know that this current behavior is by design.

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