[Samba] Adding a machine account to Samba PCD + LDAP?

Sadique Puthen sputhenp at redhat.com
Tue Feb 26 17:50:48 GMT 2008

Kyle Schmitt wrote:
> Sadique,
>            Thanks.  That got me where I need I think.  Now, to pester
> further, how does one determine a users sid if one were to manually
> generate an ldif to add samba users to ldap?

I use the below script to add a samba user to ldap database.

uid=`cat /etc/samba/userid`
nextuid=$(($uid + 1))
echo $nextuid  > /etc/samba/userid
read -p " Please enter the user name  : "  choice
/usr/bin/ldapmodify -a -x -H ldap://<ip> -D 
cn=admin,dc=samba,dc=example,dc=com -w redsmb  << EOF
dn: uid=$choice,ou=People,dc=samba,dc=example,dc=com
uid: $choice
cn: $choice Account
objectClass: account
objectClass: posixAccount
objectClass: top
objectClass: shadowAccount
userPassword: {crypt}!!
shadowLastChange: 13904
shadowMax: 99999
shadowWarning: 7
loginShell: /sbin/nologin
uidNumber: $uid
gidNumber: 2515
homeDirectory: /dev/null
smbpasswd -a $choice

See the last "smbpasswd -a $choice" command. You don't have to worry 
about the sids for users. smbpasswd command would pick the next 
available sid and add that as an attribute for that user.

> In the meanwhile I'm digging through the docs, but to little avail.
> Thanks,
>          Kyle

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