[Samba] nested groups not working with sudo and winbind

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Apr 23 18:40:42 GMT 2008

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Glenn Bailey wrote:
> Howdy folks,
> I'm having an issue with sudo not recognizing nested groups
> via AD and winbind. I have an AD group called UnixAdmins and
> when I ad and AD account *directly* into this group, I am able
> to use sudo just fine as it is in the sudoers. *but* say I
> have a nested group in UnixAdmins like CustomerUsers or whatnot
> it won't recognize. Now, I also restrict access via pam.d systems-auth
> to UnixAdmins, so I know that part it working. Also, when I run
> and "id" it shows the proper groups. It's just seems sudo won't
> recognize the nested groups :-(
> Anyone run into this issue before? It's gonna be an admin nightmare
> just to populate UnixAdmins with individual accounts ..

This was fixed in the upcoming 3.2 release.  See the
"winbind expand groups" option.

cheers, jerry
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