[Samba] How to join join Ubuntu desktop to AD
b.candler at pobox.com
Sat Dec 10 16:25:46 UTC 2016
On 09/12/2016 15:55, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> But did you give Domain Users a gid? If you don’t do that, winbind
>> and getent will not find any UNIX users (doesn’t matter if the users
>> have a uid and gid within the range you’ve specified in smb.conf).
>> It’s been a while since I had this problem - my memory is it’s not
>> clearly mentioned in the wiki at all.
> It is mentioned on the wiki, to be precise here:
> Do you think it needs more emphasis ?
I think there's plenty of emphasis now, but I think there is a part
which is misleading:
> To enable Samba to retrieve user and group information from Active
> * Users must have at least the uidNumber and groups the gidNumber
As far as I can tell there is no need at all to set the gidNumber on the
user entry, at least not when using the winbind component of Samba.
By saying it has to be set, the implication is that it does something
useful. So the admin sets e.g.
and is surprised when the user's primary group is the gidNumber from
Domain Users (or that the user doesn't appear at all, if Domain Users
has no gidNumber)
I think it would be clearer like this:
"To enable Samba to retrieve user and group information from Active
* Users must have the uidNumber attribute set. When using the rfc2307
winbind NSS info mode, user accounts must also have the loginShell and
* The group which the user's PrimaryGroupID refers to (normally "Domain
Users") must have the gidNumber attribute set.
* It is recommended that you do not change any user's primaryGroupID.
Windows expects all the users primary group to be "Domain Users". This
implies that all Unix logins will use the same primary gid.
* The user and group IDs must be within the range configured in the
smb.conf for this domain.
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