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|Managing SMB File Sharing and Windows Interoperability in Oracle Solaris 11.1 Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library|
The ability to successfully share files between your Oracle Solaris and Windows systems requires that an equivalence relationship be established between an Oracle Solaris user or group and a Windows user or group. This relationship ensures that both the Oracle Solaris and Windows identities have equivalent rights on the system.
The Oracle Solaris SMB server determines the Windows user's Oracle Solaris credentials by using the idmap service to map security identities (SIDs) in the user's Windows access token to user identities (UIDs) and group identities (GIDs), as appropriate. This chapter describes the identity mapping service that maps Windows SIDs to Oracle Solaris UIDs and GIDs. The chapter also includes instructions on how to manage name-based mappings.
This chapter covers the following topics:
The idmap service can run in the global zone or in non-global zones. However, if Oracle Solaris Trusted Extensions software is enabled, the idmap service must run in the global zone.
Note - Common Internet File System (CIFS) is an enhanced version of the SMB protocol, which allows SMB clients to access files and resources on SMB servers. The terms CIFS and SMB can be considered interchangeable.