[Samba] Samba & LDAP: "Unable to allocate a new user id: bailing out!"

Christian Geiger c.geiger at lohrmann.de
Wed Oct 28 09:32:35 MDT 2009


I'm currently setting up a Samba 3 PDC. So far I managed to setup Samba 
with an OpenLDAP backend, but adding a user with the command "net rpc 
user add mg password -U root" results in the following error:

Failed to add user 'mg' with: WERR_GENERAL_FAILURE.

In the logfile it says:

[2009/10/28 15:56:28,  0] passdb/pdb_ldap.c:ldapsam_create_user(5119)
   ldapsam_create_user: Unable to allocate a new user id: bailing out!

Unfortunately I cannot find any other hint on what the reason could be. 
Has someone an idea what I might have misconfigured?

Below's my smb.conf. The samba-user has granted the rights to manage the 
whole domain-tree (olcAccess = {0}to dn.sub="dc=lohrmann,dc=de" by 
dn="cn=samba,dc=lohrmann,dc=de" manage by * break).

Thx a lot in advance!





    workgroup = LOHRMANN.DE
    domain logons = yes
    domain master = yes
    local master = yes
    preferred master = yes
    os level = 65

    passdb backend = ldapsam
    ldap admin dn = cn=samba,dc=lohrmann,dc=de
    ldap suffix = dc=lohrmann,dc=de
    ldap passwd sync = yes
    ldap machine suffix = ou=machines
    ldap user suffix = ou=users
    ldap group suffix = ou=groups
    ldap idmap suffix = ou=idmaps
    ldap ssl = no
    idmap uid = 10000-20000
    idmap gid = 10000-20000

    ldapsam:trusted = yes
    ldapsam:editposix = yes

    logon drive = H:
    logon script = logon.bat
    logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U\%a

    comment = Users Home Directories
    valid users = %S
    writeable = yes

    comment = Network Logon Service
    path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon

    comment = Users profiles
    path = /var/lib/samba/profiles

    comment = All Printers
    browseable = no
    path = /var/spool/samba
    printable = yes
    guest ok = no
    read only = yes
    create mask = 0700

    comment = Printer Drivers
    path = /var/lib/samba/printers
    browseable = yes
    read only = yes
    guest ok = no

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