Bug 185313 - Samba doesn't include "idmap backend = ad" or "winbind nss info = sfu"
Summary: Samba doesn't include "idmap backend = ad" or "winbind nss info = sfu"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: samba
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Simo Sorce
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-03-13 17:10 UTC by Shannon Johnson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-11-21 23:56:56 UTC

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Description Shannon Johnson 2006-03-13 17:10:32 UTC
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"
Actual results:
Fails with error "could not load remote backend 'ad'" in winbindd.log and/or
"ignoring unknown parameter 'winbind nss info'".

Expected results:
It should load the backend, then retrieve the UID & GID and/or Home Directory /
Profile from the AD server.

Additional info:
This functionality was added in the official Samba release of 3.0.20 back in
August of 2005.

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