[Samba] default backend = rid not showing full group information for users

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Sat May 2 14:42:15 UTC 2020

On 02/05/2020 15:07, Jelle de Jong via samba wrote:
> Am I wrong to expect that id user and getent group should list me the 
> groups the user is part of.
> For example wbinfo --group-info=office shows me that user jdoe and 
> lgaga are part of the group, but then when doing id jdoe or id lgaga 
> the office group is not shown, neither in getent group.
> What should I change in my config to have full group information working?
> root at samba01:~# wbinfo --group-info=development
> development:x:11111:jdoe
> root at samba01:~# wbinfo --group-info=office
> office:x:11106:lgaga,jdoe
> root at samba01:~# getent passwd lgaga
> lgaga:*:11155:10513:Lady Gaga:/home/lgaga:/bin/bash
> root at samba01:~# getent passwd jdoe
> jdoe:*:11157:10513:John Doe:/home/jdoe:/bin/bash
> root at samba01:~# id jdoe
> uid=11157(jdoe) gid=10513(domain users) groups=10513(domain 
> users),11157(jdoe),3001(BUILTIN\users)
> root at samba01:~# id lgaga
> uid=11155(lgaga) gid=10513(domain users) groups=10513(domain 
> users),11155(lgaga),3001(BUILTIN\users)
> On 2020-05-01 02:00, Jelle de Jong via samba wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I am trying to use the backend = rid but it is not showing me group 
>> information of the users after adding the user to the domain groups...
>> What should I do to have the full group info for the users available?
Get the user to login ;-)
>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Idmap_config_rid
>> # All domain's user accounts and groups are automatically available 
>> on the domain member.

That means that all user accounts will be shown by 'getent passwd' and 
all groups will be shown by 'getent group', it doesn't mean that 'id' 
will show every group a user is a member of. You can only be sure of 
getting a full list of a users groups if the user has logged in.


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