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

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Fri Jun 18 14:41:20 GMT 2004

Winbind should not be running on a samba PDC at all.

Michael Gasch wrote:

> okay thank you very much !!!
> but i experienced, that winbind needs this parameter even when looking
> up SIDs on samba PDC with LDAP backend
> but this was not my question
> thx
> bye
> Paul Gienger schrieb:
>>> 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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