We had a problem on a storage server. One user was not able to authenticate with the Samba service using his Active Directory credentials. Furthermore I couldn’t find his user via
getent passwd AD\\username.
After checking several LDAP/Kerberos/PAM configuration files, I had the glorious idea to also check the logs of winbind.
[2019/01/29 14:05:16.726252, 1, pid=4467, effective(0, 0), real(0, 0)] Fatal Error: UID range full!! (max: 60000) [2019/01/29 14:05:16.726299, 1, pid=4467, effective(0, 0), real(0, 0)] Error allocating a new UID [2019/01/29 14:05:16.726339, 1, pid=4467, effective(0, 0), real(0, 0)] no backend defined for idmap config BUILTIN [2019/01/29 14:05:16.726903, 1, pid=4467, effective(0, 0), real(0, 0)] Fatal Error: GID range full!! (max: 60000) [2019/01/29 14:05:16.726948, 1, pid=4467, effective(0, 0), real(0, 0)] Error allocating a new GID
Huh, interesting. This wasn’t a heavily used server. Neither users nor groups were even in the proximity of 60000. Accordingly increasing the
idmap gid did not help at all.
Several hours later I found the solution in the arstechnica forum:
Long story short, stop winbind, delete winbindd_cache.tdb & winbindd_idmap.tdb from /var/cache/samba, then restart winbind. Mappings now happen right. So I can log in with domain accounts and access shares.
The provided path
/var/cache/samba did not fit for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on this server. But finding out that
winbindd_idmap.tdb are located in
/var/lib/samba was no big deal after nearly 60 minutes of unnecessary debugging.