[Samba] Does anybody use idmap_adex?

simo idra at samba.org
Wed Jul 28 09:38:08 MDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-07-28 at 17:18 +0200, Nico De Ranter wrote:
> Actually I was just about to start using it. Guess I shouldn't?
> I'm looking for a solution to integrate an existing linux environment
> into a Windows AD environment.  I already added all rc2307 info on the
> AD server.  Now I need a way for the linux systems to fetch the
> username, uid, gif, shell and homedir from AD.  Using LDAP directly is
> not an option as I can't do anonymous binds so that would require a
> hardcoded AD user and password on all systems (correct me if I'm wrong)
> According to the man pages it looks like idmap_adex will do exactly what
> I want. However I haven't been able to get it to work.
> Will idmap_adex disappear (if so, I won't invest anymore time in it)?
> Is there another way I can do this?

No it will not disappear at least until we merge the useful features in
the idmap_ad module. We just want to consolidate different modules into
1 supportable module, but not at the expense of cutting features users
depend on.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at redhat.com>

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