[Samba] Samba4 AD -- Mac OS X clients uid:gid numbers not consistent
knura9 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 05:57:51 MDT 2014
SOLVED sort of. I was going to post this later today but here it is.
On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 2:46 PM, Rowland Penny
<rowlandpenny at googlemail.com> wrote:
> OK, I think that if you do want to get the users to have the same ID number
> everywhere, you are going to have to use uidNumber's & gidNumber's on the AD
> server, set sssd to use these and then investigate just how you get your mac
> machines to use them .
Thanks for the response.
The sssd.conf comes Linux (CentOS) clients and indeed they appear to
be consistent with Windows desktops.
After much searching and experimentation, came to conclusion that OS X
does it own uid:gid mapping (consistent with Ralph Bohme's response in
this thread); it would not work for NFS mounts which the client was
The solution that works for Mac OS X + AD authentication -- the
network shares have to be mounted as SMBFS; the uid:gid names map
properly across Linux, Windows and OS X. Interestingly, the blogs and
OS X best practices, that I have come across, do not discuss this
nuance. The client has reluctantly accepted this solution.
Hope this helps.
-- Arun Khan
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