posix ldap authentication in samba 4

brendan powers brendan0powers at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 19:31:36 GMT 2009

I wonder if it would be possible to convert the schema from openldap.
I'm not that familiar with how samba manages its schemas, so it may
not be straightforward.

Also, there's the other issue of filling in the needed posix
information. It would be great if samba, or some scripts could manager
UIDs,GIDs, group mappings, filling in the needed info when a new user
is created etc...

I've heard that samba4 can use python for scripting. Would it be
possible to create some scripts that would do this?

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:44 AM, Sassy Natan <sassyn at gmail.com> wrote:
> are u using nss_ldap?
> at the moment Samba4 doesn't have the ldap RFC 2037 attribuites, which means
> you don't have uid,gid, gecos etc...
> I now working on adding the required class with samba to make it possoble,
> but I konw allready that soon Andrew will provide the Schema which include
> all the classes needed to posix account
> can't tell when, but I think we will have it sooon
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 3:42 AM, brendan powers <brendan0powers at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I would like to have the samba4 dc I set up create and maintain a
>> posix compliant LDAP schema. I've looked around and haven't really
>> found anything to help me out.
>> As I see it there are 2 problems
>> 1) Getting the POSIX schema added
>> 2) Maintaining group membership, uids, and passwords.
>> I would really like to be able to authenticate Linux, and Mac
>> computers without having to use winbind.
>> Any help would be appreciated.

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