[Samba] getent passwd blank response
rpenny at samba.org
Mon Aug 17 09:36:14 UTC 2020
On 17/08/2020 10:20, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
>> I have an issue that "getent passwd SAMDOM\usrname" returns a blank response.
>> Running "getent passwd" returns all the local users.
> Both results "are" correct.
> But have you tried this :
> getent passwd "SAMDOM\username"
> And does id username still work
Have you ever heard of this statement 'Cannot see the wood for the trees' ?
Totally missed that :-(
Unless you have in smb.conf (which are not recommended):
winbind enum users = yes
winbind enum groups = yes
Running 'getent passwd' and 'getent group' will only show local users
you need to specify a username or group, but if you also specify the
workgroup name, you still will not get output unless it is specified
correctly, this will not work:
getent passwd SAMDOM\username
But any of these will:
getent passwd SAMDOM\\username
getent passwd 'SAMDOM\username'
getent passwd "SAMDOM\username"
Of course, they all depend on smb.conf, nsswitch.conf and the links
being setup correctly.
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