On Wed, 2017-10-25 at 09:32 -0400, Douglas Duckworth wrote:
Do I need uidNumber for Service Accounts used for application /
server binding if this user won't actually be resolved by sssd or
I set a very high uidNumber but eventually this will conflict with
users as in my ignorance I didn't put this in a lower range.
Douglas Duckworth, MSc, LFCS
HPC System Administrator
Scientific Computing Unit
Physiology and Biophysics
Weill Cornell Medicine
It depends on weather your service account needs to login to a UNIX
compliant system or not. If the account doesn't have a uid, it will
most likely not be able to login as a standard UNIX account via LDAP.
If the binds go directly to an application without going through an OS
authentication layer, for example a web user login, it probably doesn't
matter either way whether the account has a uidNumber set or not. If
you have an interaction with sssd or nslcd in the middle, you are going
to need the uidNumber attribute set.