[Samba] wbinfo -u/-g/-n works, but not 'wbinfo -i' or 'id'

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue Apr 14 07:59:44 MDT 2015

On Thu, 2014-10-30 at 13:41 -0300, Horacio G. de Oro wrote:
> Hi! I'm trying to add a member to be used as fileserver, following the
> guides at:
> - https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_a_Samba_AD_Member_Server
> - https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Using_RFC2307_on_a_Samba_DC
> The AD server has been in use for month, but I can't get user
> information from the new member. The new member was joined to the
> directory, and nsswitch was configured. Running 'id username' returns
> 'No such user'.
> Running 'wbinfo -u' and  'wbinfo -g', 'wbinfo -n username' and 'wbinfo
> --sid-to-uid' works OK. Also 'wbinfo --online-status' and 'wbinfo
> --ping-dc'
> But, when I try 'id username', or 'wbinfo -i username', it fails with
> $ wbinfo -i username
> failed to call wbcGetpwnam: WBC_ERR_DOMAIN_NOT_FOUND
> Could not get info for user username
> $ wbinfo -n username
> S-1-5-21-3087569779-2873525441-767630994-1118 SID_USER (1)
> And using '--sid-to-uid' I got the UID:
> $ wbinfo --sid-to-uid S-1-5-21-3087569779-2873525441-767630994-1118
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I am experiencing much the same issue; wbinfo -u/-g works but getent
passwd/group only contains a very partial user list and querying a
specific user causes the WBC_ERR_DOMAIN_NOT_FOUND error.  Although
otherwise the domain is functional and there are active workstations.

Did you every identify a solution?

Adam Tauno Williams <mailto:awilliam at whitemice.org> GPG D95ED383
Systems Administrator, Python Developer, LPI / NCLA

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