[Samba] winbind on DC : how use gidNumber instead of primaryGroupID as user's primary group

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Aug 20 10:30:07 UTC 2019

On 20/08/2019 11:16, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote
>> The problem with that is, 'id' gets its info from the same place that
>> 'getent' does, so the OP will still get the wrong group ;-)
>> Rowland
> Maybe i did not understand the question then.
> In: id username |awk -F"=" '{ print $2 }'|cut -d"(" -f1
> $2 = GID
> $3 = primary group.

The OP wants something like 'idmap config SAMDOM : unix_primary_group = 
yes' but on a DC.

As the 'idmap config' lines do not work on a DC, I think he has three 

Just make do with 'domain Users'.

Set up a Unix domain member and use that instead.

Use nslcd.

Before anyone says 'what about sssd ?' , when the people who produce it 
say 'do not use sssd with winbind', then you shouldn't use it on a Samba 


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