[soc] External LDAP support in Samba4
jelmer at samba.org
Tue Jun 6 09:55:18 GMT 2006
On Sun, 2006-06-04 at 21:13 +0200, Martin Kühl wrote:
> For my SoC project I'll assume an external LDAP server with the Samba3
> schema as the LDB backend (for a stable base). The work then consists
> of three subproblems:
> 1) Defining mappings from AD to Samba3 and back.
The ldb_samba3 module that I wrote last year does some of this - it
might be a good starting point
> Applying mappings from a module
> A module to perform general mappings should be similar to the existing
> ldb_map module which is currently disabled and needs to be perform
> asynchronously. For looking at them, I'll have to bug Jelmer about
> the mapped/fallback database distinction.
I'd very much like to discuss some of this with you and making sure you
don't fall into the same traps I did :-)
> mprutil.c), and mappings of add and modify requests could be expressed
> as easyily with functions mapping messages to messages, so using
It would be nice to allow more than one possible language - i.e. leave
> Search requests seem harder because (i) ldb_parse_trees can't be
> would beed mapping.
> possibly loading sources from a special folder (ala
I'd prefer keeping the mapping logic and the language bindings separate
- that'd make it easier to support other languages.
> 3) Extend ldb_modules to support writing complete LDB modules in
> function pointers.
which would make it hard to use LDB stand-alone (unless, of course, you
add this functionality as a LDB module somehow...)
Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at samba.org> - http://samba.org/~jelmer/
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