OpenLDAP with Samba4

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Apr 9 06:57:57 GMT 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 08:40 -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> > One Quick Question I have is as follow:
> > I have being using Bind9 and the DHCP3 Server for quite some time now.
> > In my own configuration I use OpenLDAP as a the back end for the DHCP server
> > and for the Bind9
> > It is working great, and give me a lot of flexibly in changing the DHCP
> > scope, add new hosts to the Bind and even do DDNS for my leased hosts.
> > While installing Samba4 with OpenLDAP Backend (version 2.4.15) , I add a new
> > Database suffix, set the database indexes, permission and the schema file
> > for this database.
> Are you setting it up in slapd.conf but Samba configured cn=config
> (config backend)?  There isn't any reason multiple databases/roots
> shouldn't work.

But I really don't see a good reason why it should be made to work.  Is
the cost of a seperate slapd process really that much that you want to
mix in that schema with the AD schema, but not put them in a common

I could see a lot of sense if you wanted it to appear into AD, but that
does not seem to be your aim. 

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

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