Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 185313
Samba doesn't include "idmap backend = ad" or "winbind nss info = sfu"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:23 EST
Description of problem:
When integrating Samba into a Windows domain, it helps to keep consistent
UID/GID's for users. That's where the idmap backend comes in... unfortunately,
the RPM for Samba doesn't include the options for Active Directory-held
UID/GID's or Home Directories... thereby making integration very difficult.
Also, this is required for integration with Windows 2003 R2, which all new
servers now come with.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 3.0.10-1.4E.6
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Windows 2003 R2 as a Domain Controller
2. Attempt to set up Samba with "idmap backend = ad" and/or "winbind nss info = sfu"
Fails with error "could not load remote backend 'ad'" in winbindd.log and/or
"ignoring unknown parameter 'winbind nss info'".
It should load the backend, then retrieve the UID & GID and/or Home Directory /
Profile from the AD server.
This functionality was added in the official Samba release of 3.0.20 back in
August of 2005.