[Samba] Samba + sssd deployment: success and failure

Jonathon Reinhart jonathon.reinhart at gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 03:24:53 UTC 2019

A SID is a "security identifier" - it identifies anything that can have
access control entries applied to it.

A domain has a SID, as does a user or a group. The term "SID", by itself,
doesn't indicate to which type of entity one is referring.


The RID ("relative identifier") is the last **part of** a SID, to further
delineate an entity (e.g. a user within a domain).


On Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 07:34 Simo Sorce via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>

> On Thu, 2019-06-13 at 17:10 +0100, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> > I do not really care what Microsoft calls them, to me a SID identifies a
> > domain, a RID identifies an object in a domain and a SID-RID is a
> > combination of the two and identifies an object in a particular domain.
> >
> > If you want to call a SID-RID a SID, be my guest, I will not stop you ;-)
> Rowland,
> it helps our users if you use the correct terms.
> The correct term is *SID*, please do not make up terms, it is confusing
> and doesn't help.
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