A proposal for an MIT KDC for Samba4

Ondrej Valousek webserv at s3group.cz
Mon Oct 12 03:18:00 MDT 2009


Does it mean that Samba4 includes its own KDC (based on Heimdal) as well 
as an LDAP server?
I thought (well, hoped) that Samba4 will make it possible to integrate 
existing pre-installed MIT KDC and OpenLdap server creating a complete 
identity management system for both Windows and Unix systems.

If Samba wants to ship everything on its own, it would make it too 
bloated I think...


Dmitri Pal wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> Following up on Endi's great habit of posting wiki-page proposals about
>> IPA and Samba4 to the list, I wish to propose what Dmitri and members of
>> the Samba team discussed at the 'Samba4 LDAP and Kerberos backends BoF':
>> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/MIT_KDC
>> In short, this describes a way that FreeIPA can use MIT's KDC, without a
>> wholesale replacement of the (far more sensitive) client libraries in
>> Samba4, and with a much reduced impact on the Samba4 project.
>> Andrew Bartlett
> Thank you Andrew!

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