[Samba] Re: Upgrade from 2.2.8 to 3; users lack SIDs

Igor Belyi sambauser at katehok.ac93.org
Fri Oct 8 02:15:36 GMT 2004

Chris St. Pierre wrote:
> Is there any way to algorithmically convert a unix uid to an sid?  I'd
> like to just run a script through all of my users to grab the uid,
> convert to an rid, prepend my system sid, and write it to the sambaSID
> attribute.

User's RID = Base RID + 2 * UID
Group's RID = Base RID + 2 * GID + 1

By default 'Base RID' is 1000, but can be defined in sambaDomain entry 
as sambaAlgorithmicRidBase field or in smb.conf as "algorithmic rid 
base" parameter.

Hope it helps,

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