[Samba] SID mapping: Samba and SSSD

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Sep 4 07:42:23 UTC 2020

On 03/09/2020 22:35, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 03, 2020 at 10:20:09PM +0100, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> On 03/09/2020 22:08, Jeremy Allison wrote:
>>> Happy to review if you write it :-). Anything that
>>> will remove friction moving to/from winbindd/sssd
>>> would be good for users !
>> And I will be happy to 'NACK' it, we do not need another idmap backend, well
>> not unless it it is a total rewrite to give us something like how RID works
>> on Windows and is the only idmap backend.
>> There would be no friction if everyone would accept that using sssd with
>> Samba is no longer supported by anyone. Red-Hat could make this more obvious
>> by removing sssd-winbind-idmap, their documentation says it use isn't
>> supported.
> I'm just trying to make users lives happier :-). Why do you
> hate happy users Rowland ? :-) :-).
I do not hate happy users, I just do not see the point to sssd with 
Samba, I actually think they will be happier without sssd
> Seriously, people do need sometime to move to/from sssd/winbindd,
> and anything we can do to make that easier for them shouldn't
> be too controversial, so long as it's (a) optional and (b) not
> too ugly to live :-).

That I can understand, but there are other ways around this without 
writing yet another idmap backend.


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