Solaris CIFS Administration Guide

Creating Your Identity Mapping Strategy

Windows SID to Solaris UID and GID mapping is required when the Solaris CIFS service is deployed to a Windows environment. The identity mapping enables Windows clients to transparently access CIFS shares and remote services from the Solaris CIFS service.

Your Solaris CIFS service can use name-based mapping, ephemeral ID mapping, or both. By default, the server uses ephemeral ID mapping, which dynamically assigns an ephemeral ID as a UID or a GID for a particular Windows SID. The identity mapping strategy you choose depends on the type of Windows environment you have.