NFSv4 mount incorrectly shows all files with ownership as nobody:nobody

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  • From the client, the mounted NFSv4 share has ownership for all files and directories listed as nobody:nobody instead of the actual user that owns them on the NFSv4 server, or who created the new file and directory.
  • Seeing nobody:nobody permissions on nfsv4 shares on the nfs client. Also seeing the following error in /var/log/messages:
  • How to configure Idmapping for NFSv4
nss_getpwnam: name '' does not map into domain 'localdomain' 


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
  • NFSv4 share being exported from an NFSv4 capable NFS server

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