[Samba] winbind and unix/nt login match use unix uid

ww m-pubsyssamba pubsyssamba at bbc.co.uk
Fri Feb 27 10:38:42 GMT 2004

>Hi, I'm on solaris 9, and using winbind to be a part of our NT domain. I'm trying to determine if it's 
>possible to configurewinbind/smb so that when the nt login name matches the unix login name the share 
>is mounted using their unix uid. With none matching account names, username map works fine. It doesn't 
>appear that "johnsmith = johnsmith" works in the username map file. 

This should be the default behaviour if you have configured the passwd line in nsswitch.conf as follows

passwd	files winbind

If a user exists in files with the same user name then Samba should use that first because of the order in
which files and winbind are listed. I think this will be case sensitive and may also be affected by the
domain prefix created by winbind if you are not using "winbind use default domain = yes" in smb.conf. I think
this will work best with winbind use default domain, but I guess should work wihout if you play around with
the user names.

thanks Andy.

>thanks for any assistance, 

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