[Samba] Is there any problem that can arise from remapping gidNumber?

John Lewis oflameo2 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 09:10:29 MST 2015

On 01/13/2015 10:41 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 13/01/15 15:11, John Lewis wrote:
>> On 01/13/2015 09:23 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>> On 13/01/15 14:06, John Lewis wrote:
>>>> On 01/13/2015 06:35 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>>> On 13/01/15 11:33, John Lewis wrote:
>>>>>> This morning I remapped gidNumber from primaryGroupID to gidNumber. I
>>>>>> did that because I could not change the integer in primaryGroupID wit
>>>>>> ldbedt as root.
>>>>>> I mapped to to a new attribute called gidNumber which has no specific
>>>>>> meaning in samba. Is there any potential problems that can arise from
>>>>>> doing that. Is there a better way to fix that problem?
>>>>> Hmm, definitely going to need more info here, gidNumber has a specific
>>>>> meaning to samba, depending on how you set up samba.
>>>>>     Rowland
>>>> I took the defaults except for rfc2307 which I enabled. I am running
>>>> Samba Version 4.1.11-Debian.
>>> Yes, but what as ?? an AD DC or in classic mode i.e. just like samba3
>>> Might be best if you post your smb.conf (sanitised )
>>> Rowland
>> I attached it to this email.
> OK, so you are running samba4 as an AD DC, gidNumber definitely means
> something and if you want to change a users primarygroup, you need to do
> something like this:
> First give the group that you want to be the new primarygroup a
> gidNumber (told you it means something)
> next, make sure the user is  a member of this group, if not, add user to
> group
> get the groups RID
> change the users primaryGroupID attribute to the groups RID
> AD will do the rest
> Rowland

What attribute is the group's RID?

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