[Samba] Samba forces domain members to use winbind now

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Mar 4 19:01:34 UTC 2022

On Fri, 2022-03-04 at 17:43 +0000, Vaughan, Robert J via samba wrote:
> Before the winbind requirement, our Samba (ads member) worked I
> suppose something along these lines ..
> Windows user authenticated by AD and then DOMAIN\user reduced to
> 'user' by Samba and found a match in our UNIX LDAP (via nsswitch sss
> or ldap entry) because we have all our Samba users setup in our UNIX
> LDAP with the same (matching) userid to get the UNIX uid and gid info

Before Samba 4.8.0 that would have worked

> Now we must use winbind to authenticate with AD and winbind needs to
> be configured as to how it gets the UNIX uid/gid info (either by
> generating them, or looking them up in some backend facility)

That is correct.

> So I want to use our UNIX LDAP as that backend facility

Not sure that is going to work.

> It seems to work fairly well with a config like this ..
>         idmap config * : backend = tdb
>         idmap config * : range = 1000000-1999999
>         idmap config XXX : backend = nss
>         idmap config XXX : range = 400-199999

The 'nss' backend requires you to have the same users in your database
and AD and the AD users would be mapped to the users in your database.

> but I have seen where a test user (and me too) who could map a share
> one day be unable to map it the next with this error ..
> create_connection_session_info: user 'my userid' (from session setup)
> not permitted to access this share
> If I stop smb and winbind at that point, delete tdb files, restart
> smb and winbind it starts working again

If an error occurs looking up your user in your ldap, then winbind will
not have a user to map to. You could also have intermittent problems
connecting to AD.

> So I feel like I am close to something that works for us

No, you seem to have something that sometimes works for you.

As you have already admitted that the ldap is only used for
authentication, your best bet would be to add your user and group ID's
to AD and then use the 'ad' winbind idmap backend.


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