[Samba] When do i need "idmap backend = " ???

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Fri Jun 18 14:19:18 GMT 2004

> i wonder, if i don't use winbind, do i really need the parameter 
> "idmap backend = " in smb.conf on PDCs/BDCs ???
> those machines find their SID/UID/GID via "passdb backend ="
> don't they?
You are correct, the IDMAP parameters are only for when you are 
connecting to a windows DC.  The idmap is used to map the windows SID to 
UNIX uid.  If you are using a unix samba server as your DC the uid comes 
from the system having every user defined wherever it gets its name 
service info (ldap, NIS, passwd/shadow files, etc)

> thx

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