[Samba] New User NIS Domain & UID

Viktor Trojanovic viktor at troja.ch
Sat Nov 14 07:41:36 UTC 2015

Hi Henry,

I had exactly the same questions to the list about two months ago. See 
my answers to you below in your text.

On 14.11.2015 06:25, Henry McLaughlin wrote:
> I have created an AD domain controller using the following guide:
> wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_a_Samba_Active_Directory_Domain_Controller
> I am seeking to setup a domain member using the following guide:
> wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_Samba_as_an_AD_Domain_Member
> I have opted to use idmap_ad using the following guide:
> wiki.samba.org/index.php/Idmap_config_ad
> All of the kerberos and DNS tests pass.
> On the member server wbinfo -u lists all the users
> [...]
> On the member server wbinfo -g lists all the groups:
> [...]
> On the member server getent passwd only lists only the users where a unix
> id has been set in ADUC.
> Does this mean the NIS domain and UID must be set for every user manually
> using the following:
> wiki.samba.org/index.php/Administer_Unix_Attributes_in_AD_via_ADUC
Yes, it's just like that.

> It appears strange that this is not done when the domain was originally
> provisioned.
> When creating a new user is there a way to specify a default NIS domain and
> have the UID set automatically?

There seems no built-in way to do so, unfortunately. I guess that's 
because Samba does not want to assume a "one size fits all" approach. In 
order to achieve this, you would have to script user creation.


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