[PATCH 0/4] Implementing name aliasing in Winbind

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Sep 16 17:17:45 GMT 2008

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Jeremy Allison wrote:
> 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.

If you s/source3/source/ in the attachments, they will apply
to v3-3 as well.

cheers, jerry
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