[Samba] Winbindd on 4.2+ full functionality?

George jorgito1412 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 20:33:50 UTC 2015

On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 6:05 AM, Rowland penny <rpenny at samba.org> wrote:

> On 13/12/15 05:07, George wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I recently upgraded from 4.1.17 to 4.3.1.
>> I thought that the winbindd daemon for AD included since 4.2 would allow
>> proper and complete winbind operation as in member servers, but that
>> doesn't seem to be the case.
>> In particular, I want consistent UIDs on DCs for files created within
>> Windows (so I can avoid the "somehow keep idmap.ldb in sync between DCs"
>> hell). I made several tests but winbindd on the DC doesn't seem to be
>> honouring the idmap directives on smb.conf and still relies on the XIDs
>> provided by idmap.ldb
>> Am I missing something? Is this by design?
>> Best regards,
>> George
> Yes, this is how it works at the moment, if you want your users & groups
> to have the same IDs everywhere, you will have to add uidNumber & gidNumber
> attributes to your users & groups.
> Adding the member server 'idmap config' lines to a DC smb.conf will have
> no effect.
> Rowland

Thanks for the clarification. Do you know if this is planned for some
future release?

Best regards

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