Samba4 LDAP Integration

paul kölle paul at
Fri Oct 29 17:49:10 GMT 2004

Gémes Géza wrote:
>> Take it more generally. It's not about LDAP but the interfaces Samba4 
>> will implement to USE data it will not store by itself (uid/gid?) and 
>> the interfaces it will implement to PROVIDE access to data it stores 
>> other services might need. Any reasonings, notes, code to look at?
>> thanks
>>  Paul
> No, the real point is not to have to move from OpenLDAP based 
> Posix+Samba+other attributes to Samba4's LDAP server based Samba 
> attributes+Something else (e.g. flat files :-( ). Instead IMHO a Samba4 
> LDAP server based central storage would be the best solution to this. 
But then you have to write a full fledged LDAP server capable of 
replacing OpenLDAP and friends *and* migrate all sort of information to 
that db.

> The necessary infrastructural changes could have benefits as well:
No doubt ;)


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