[CentOS] CentOS 5.4 x86_64 authenticating against AD (Server 2008r2)

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Feb 10 13:11:17 UTC 2010


> If you have hundreds or thousands of users and hundreds of groups,  
> well good luck. It is extremely hard to automate assigning these uids/ 
> gids and making sure they don't collide with each other or other unix  
> systems and doing it by hand is a torture reserved for the ninth  
> circle of hell.
> 
> If only nss_ldap had a SID->UID/GID mapping like samba has.
> 

How about winbind with a ldap backend? winbind creates the uids/gids and 
  the rest just run nss_ldap?

I currently use an ldap directory to store the rids but I don't remember 
if they have been translated to uids/gids or whether the winbind modules 
do that...


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