[PATCH 0/4] Implementing name aliasing in Winbind

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Sep 16 17:01:12 GMT 2008

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 11:20:25AM -0500, jerry at samba.org wrote:
> Folks,
> This is a set of patches (plus some new work) that I've had in
> my likewise-open tree for a while.  The patches are against
> the master branch (formerly against the v3-devel tree).
> The basic idea is to add a "username map" like functionality 
> to Winbind so that you can define name aliases for users
> and groups.  e.g. the name "jerry" is internally handled
> as the name "AD\gcarter".  This is a useful means of transitioning
> local accounts to an AD domain while still honoring local path
> names like "/var/spool/mail/jerry".  This is also possibly a
> replacement for the "winbind use default domain" option if
> implemented in the selected nss_info plugin.
> The patchesa re as follows:
> 1.  Add name aliasing support
> 2.  Update existing calling to ws_name_XX to use the new API
> 3.  Add the idmap_hash plugin from Likewise Open
> 4.  Implement username aliasing for the idmap_ad plugin
>     based on the "uid" attribute (as an example for an
>     existing plugin)

Woo-hoo ! Look great to me. Can I push them to 3.3
as well as master ? It'd be good to have them as a
new feature in the 3.3 release.


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