[Samba] Winbind active directory without domain join

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Jul 26 09:58:12 UTC 2022

On Tue, 2022-07-26 at 15:14 +0530, Shyam Prasad N via samba wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm wondering if I can use winbind services without having to domain
> join the active directory?
> i.e. to login as AD users (with the help of pam-winbind) and to map
> UID/GID to SID and back (using wbclient.h).

pam-winbind is part of the glue between winbind and nsswitch.

> Searching on the internet leads me to believe that domain join is
> mandatory to avail these services, but no conclusive answer.
> I Wanted to confirm the same.

Confirmed, you need to join the domain.


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