[Samba] uidNumber. ( Was: What is --rfc2307-from-nss ??)

Greg Zartman gzartman at koozali.org
Tue Dec 2 01:29:21 MST 2014

On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 2:05 AM, Lars Hanke <debian at lhanke.de> wrote:

> If you like to manage Unix users from the Unix side and ldbedit seems too
> awkward, you might try my Python script: https://github.com/laotse/
> SambaPosix
> I appreciate comments, experiences, and contributions to make it a useful
> tool.

Thanks Lars.   I'm working on building a perl API for Samba 4 for use with
the SME Server (www.koozali.org).  Your python is a great check for what
needs to go into a perl API.

I think I've finally got this all sorted out.  After I setup a user using
samba-tool user create, I'll pull the RID for this new user and then set
the UID/GID = RID + 3000.   I'll then set xidNumber = UIDNumber(GIDNumber),
as appropriate.

The other attributes can be set in a similar fashion as you have done.

I'm not finding where we need these though for *nix auth:


Can someone clarify what these are needed for?  SSSD doesn't seem to use


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