[Samba] getent passwd blank response

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Aug 14 20:40:27 UTC 2020

On 14/08/2020 20:18, Robert E. Wooden via samba wrote:
> On 8/14/2020 1:05 PM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> On 14/08/2020 18:45, Robert E. Wooden via samba wrote:
>>> ... source location as "/usr/local/samba/lib/libnss_winbind.so.2".
> (I forgot to add that I am aware that this is the compiled by user 
> location.)
>> libpam-krb5
> libpam-krb5 was not installed. (I installed it.)
> Restarted
> However, "getnet passwd SAMDOM\username" still returns blank.
> If the links are present, shouldn't "find" locate them/it?
> root at mbr04:~# find / -name libnss_winbind.so.2
> /var/spool/postfix/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnss_winbind.so.2
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnss_winbind.so.2
Hmm, I use Louis's repo and mine is here:


Try running 'pam-auth-update' as root, it will show the PAM profiles in 
use, I have:

[*] Kerberos authentication
[*] Unix authentication
[*] Winbind NT/Active Directory authentication
[*] Mount volumes for user
[*] Create home directory on login
[*] GNOME Keyring Daemon - Login keyring management
[*] Inheritable Capabilities Management

Yours may be different, but the important ones are kerberos and winbind

Which winbind backend are you using, the 'ad' or 'rid' ? If the 'ad', 
have you added anything to AD ?


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