[Samba] idmap config / Is it necessary in my smb.conf file?

lp101 lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Tue May 6 08:44:41 MDT 2014

     I have a bit more clarity after reading the link I posted. If I'm 
correct I only need to define these settings on the member server? This 
way the member server can translate the Windows SIDs (from the Domain 
Controllers) to UID/GIDs (on the member server). Correct?


On 5/5/2014 3:55 PM, lp101 wrote:
> I'm unclear on exactly if I need this in my smb.conf file. I've 
> provisioned my domain with --use-rfc2307 but did not do any further 
> mapping of UID and GUID in my smb.conf file. I'm currently running 6 
> Samba4 DC's and am in the process of adding member servers for file 
> sharing. Following the wiki for AD Member Server setup I'm asked to 
> enter idmap config data in my smb.conf file. This is what spawned this 
> question. Must I go back to my DC's and enter this info prior to setup 
> of the member server and join? T
> idmap config *:backend = tdb
>     idmap config *:range = 70001-80000
>     idmap config SAMDOM:backend = ad
>     idmap config SAMDOM:schema_mode = rfc2307
>     idmap config SAMDOM:range = 500-40000

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