[Samba] Does anybody use idmap_adex?

Nico De Ranter nico.deranter at eu.sony.com
Wed Jul 28 09:46:27 MDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-07-28 at 11:38 -0400, simo wrote:
> 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.

Ah, that's good to hear. In that case I'll start a new thread to get
some help for my idmap_adex issue.

Thanks for your very quick reply


With kind regards

Nico De Ranter
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