Samba 3.0 and Privilege Management : some questions

Tue Jan 14 10:39:00 GMT 2003

Hi to all

   I am testing  the latest alpha version of Samba 3.0 in an environment
with the ldap backend using openldap and the smbldap tool from .We have implemented a domain with Samba acting as
both PDC and BDC: for the account synchronization we are using the replica
mechanism from openldap. Furthermore, I have patched version of smbldap tool
to be integrated in Samba 3.0 (e.g. in the automatic execution of
smbgroupedit, etc.).

   I would like to know whether it is expected in a short term the role
management assignment of administrative privileges to different users (apart
from root) for the implementation of administrative burden like account
operator, machine account, etc. As an example, I tried to assign a non-root
user in the "Domain Admins" ldap group (assigned by smbgroupedit to the
built-in Domain Admins) but user manager for Domain does not allow me to
create new users.

   On the same subject, I wish I could know whether it will be possible to
manager the Samba 3.0 Domain from Windows NT user manager for Domain in a
stable way in a forthcoming version (Sorry for this question but my customer
is used to work with this GUI in old NT environments).

				Thanks in advance for your reply.
				Elia Pinto

More information about the samba-technical mailing list