Winbind - functionality extension needed

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Jul 8 14:51:49 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 04:38:52PM +0200, Ondrej Valousek wrote:
> I would like to ask if it would be possible to extend the functionality 
> of the winbind and to cover other system databases (not 
> only passwd and group).
> The trick is, that as of Windows server 2003 R2 or 2008, AD schema 
> already contains all necessary rfc2307 attributes needed to store unix 
> system databases in AD - so the obvious question would be, if we can use 
> winbind & nsswitch.conf and store all databases in Active Directory.

If I'm not completely wrong, winbind does all this. See
"idmap backend = ad" and "winbind nss info = rfc2307".

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