[Samba] winbindd: getent passwd yields empty GECOS field
abartlet at samba.org
Fri Feb 14 09:05:50 UTC 2020
On Thu, 2020-02-13 at 15:07 -0800, Johan Hattne via samba wrote:
> Dear all;
> I'm trying to use winbindd to resolve names in an AD setup. I can
> authenticate just fine, but I've noticed that for some users "getent
> passwd" returns a GECOS field populated with displayName from the LDAP
> servers and for others is does not. For example:
> $ getent passwd user1
> user1:*:1111111111:2222222222:John Doe:/home/user1:/bin/bash
> $ getent passwd user2
> I don't see any systematic differences between users for which this
> works and for those where it doesn't, but I would like to see the GECOS
> populated for all users. I've seen this issue discussed in various
> places in the past but nowhere solved, so I' hoping there's simple fix.
> Can anyone provide insight?
Users who we have seen a login for (and so have cached the full name)
will get it, others we omit it due to the cost to obtain those for a
The the 'samlogon cache' as a keyword to understand this more.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba
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