Samba4 and LDAP backend status

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Jun 30 03:02:55 GMT 2008

I've been working to have Samba4 pass all it's tests against the LDAP

I need to use a patched openldap.  See or

I've not had complete success, but between a full run, and an isolated
re-run of the test, it seems to work.  (one of the test is quite
literally racy, I need to cope with both response orders). 

I'm also looking at a more secure way to handle talking to the LDAP
backend.  The current hack of using anonymous connections is clearly not
the best :-). 

I'm hoping to at some point move to a scheme using a fixed 'trust'
account and proxy authorization, if possible. 

In the meantime, I'm thinking to make a Samba4 alpha5 release, as the
alpha4 release didn't have the backend working, and didn't allow
OpenChange to build against it. 

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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