[Samba] Does anybody use idmap_adex?

Nico De Ranter nico at sonycom.com
Wed Jul 28 09:18:29 MDT 2010

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?


On Mon, 2010-06-28 at 20:31 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 11:00:49AM -0500, Gerald Carter wrote:
> > Correct.  I just reused a lot of the Likewise code here.
> > My intent was originally to minimize change between the
> > version that we shipped in Likewise Identity 4.x and what
> > was in Samba and to leverage the Likewise QA team on both
> > fronts.
> Ok, the question still remains:
> Anybody actually using the module?
> How many people do we offend if we remove it?
> Volker
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