SLED – Domain user failes to authenticate to AD domain

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (i586) SP1


The initial join to the AD domain works.
Later authentications to the AD domain work.
Later authenticating the same user to the same domain fails.


When authenticating to the domain fails:

- if you open a terminal and switch to the root user
- go to /var/lib/samba/
- mv winbindd_cache.tdb winbindd_cache.tdb.bk
- mv winbindd_idmap.tdb winbindd_idmap.tdb.bk
- reboot the workstation
- rejoin the domain
- roboot the workstation
- authenticate to the domain

If this works then there was data corruption in the .tdb files.

You can avoid this data corruption in the future by adding the line,
use mmap=no
to the [Global] section of the /etc/samba/smb.conf file.
After doing so restart Samba.  (rcsmbd restart)

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  • Document ID:7000904
  • Creation Date: 10-Jul-2008
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

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