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winbind ID mapping plugin for cifs-utils


This plugin allows the utilities in cifs-utils to work in conjuction with the winbind facility of Samba suite. It handles several functions including mapping UID and GID to SIDs and vice versa.

Utilities are usually configured to use the correct plugin by creating a symlink at /etc/cifs-utils/idmap-plugin that points to the correct plugin that you wish to use.

This plugin requires that winbindd(8) be properly configured and running.

See Also

getcifsacl(1), setcifsacl(1), cifs.idmap(8), samba(7), smb.conf(5), winbindd(8)

Author was written by Jeff Layton <>