AW: Re: Samba4 and OpenLDAP

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Aug 14 11:56:26 GMT 2005

On Sun, 2005-08-14 at 13:21 +0200, Holger Schmieder wrote:
> Hallo Andrew,
> thanks for the verry fast answer.  
> Regarding your question: In my special case i have all the 
> accounts and the passwords in OpenLDAP. The user can change
> the password on a website and with his windows-client (today 
> with smb-ldap). There are some more applications auhtenticating 
> is against the OpenLDAP-uid/userPassword -Attributes. 

Ok, so not anything specific to OpenLDAP, just internet standard

> O.k. if forgot, because of Clients 389 for samba-ldap must be. But now here comes up some more questions:
> Question1: Do i have a chance (and if yes how) to extend 
> the samba's ldap-schema with additional attributes (some 
> private objectclasses) or can i forward request for unknown 
> attributes to samba to another ldap-server ?

Yes, I expect our schema will be extensible.  However, I also expect to
support simple binds and standard uid/uidNumber/etc schemas (similar to
Microsoft's recent adoption of that schema for SFU).  I'm not going to
have Samba4 be a windows lockin...

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                      
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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