We are going to be moving from Linux file servers that share data using NFS and CIFS. Each share is provided to the client via both NFS and CIFS. Access it managed using "NFTS style" POSIX file system ACLs "setfacl, getfacl commands" this allows for far more granularity than typical POSIX filesystem permissions. Users and groups for authentication and access control are provided via a an Active Directory bridge all PBIS (http://www.beyondtrust.com/Products/PowerBrokerIdentityServicesADBridge/) . This software hashes Active Directory SIDs for user and group objects to create a unique UIDs and GIDs for these objects such that are the same on the Linux server and the Linux client where PBIS is installed, providing a single source of authentication and access control.
My questions :
Does NetApp support sharing the same share over both NFS and CIFS at the same time ?
Does NetApp support file system acls similar to "NTFS" , I believe it does using NFSv4 with ACL support, is this correct ?
How do I make the NetApp appliance aware of the UIDs and GIDs generated by PBIS to maintain consistent authentication and access ?
Note currenlty we are using PBIS-Open the "free" version. I believe that the commercial version writes the UIDs and GIDs it has generated into the Unix attributes within Active Directory if NetApp is aware if these objects this could be a piece of the puzzle.