Can anyone let me know how can I map a UID 162 to UID 107. Files in my nfs are getting created with ownership 162:162 but on my local machine the userid for that specific user is 107 so I need to map it.


Nobody-User = nobody
Nobody-Group = nobody

Can anyone let me know how to map it in idmap.conf.

  • It may be more sensible to synchronize the user accounts between the systems via LDAP or configuration management than to maintain a mapping table. – thrig Jun 1 '16 at 15:57

nfs4 does not use uid numbers but usernames. You can add to your /etc/idmapd.conf

   fred@remote = localfred

where fred is the username on the remote, and localfred is the local username.

  • Thank you, but the files are not getting created by username they are getting created by a uid 162 which on local machine is 107. – nitesh2020 Jun 2 '16 at 4:44
  • Not worked for me. – Luciano Andress Martini Sep 26 '18 at 13:46

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