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    Default Winbindd expert wanted for caching question.

    Yesterday I was unable to authenticate offline using my AD account.
    Normally when I start disconnected, I see my AD account in the GDM greeter.
    But for some reason it was gone and when trying to connect in terminal mode, the /var/log/messages said: "User not known to the underlying authentication module"

    Now I'm back on the network and after manually typing the AD user account and logon I can again see my username in the GDM.

    Can someone please answer the following winbindd questions.
    - Where does GDM get the active user profiles to enumerate the greeter?
    - Where does winbindd store the offline account information?
    - How can I backup/restore this information so when it gets corrupted I can repair without connecting to the server?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Winbindd expert wanted for caching question.

    I answered question 3 myself, take a look at MySuSEproject: Winbind or Active Directory offline troubles with OpenSuSE 11.4
    For the other 2 questions, any suggestions are welcome...

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    Default Re: Winbindd expert wanted for caching question.

    Thank's for the feedback. To be honest the way Windows and especially AD handles authentication has always been a mystery to me

    It's very complicated IMHO but then it gives a ton of possibilieties.

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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