SWAT User/Group Management

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Sun May 2 07:43:07 MDT 2010

Hi Ricardo!

On Sun, May 02, 2010 at 01:27:23PM +0100, Ricardo Jorge wrote:
> This is mainly a question to Jelmer :). I will start working on the
> User/Group Management part of SWAT this week and I would like to know
> if Calin Crisan's User/Group Management tool [1], developed during
> last year's GSoC, is a good starting point for me in terms of
> functionality.
It's probably a good starting point, at least as a way of finding out 
what you can do with the Python API's.

You might also want to look at the user management tools in
scripting/python/samba/netcmd/, which contain the command-line tools
to manage users and groups.

> Also, in terms of supported passdb backends, I'm not really sure on
> what types are supported in Samba 4. I was reading about this in the
> Samba 3 manual so I'm assuming that tdbsam and ldapsam are supported.
> Will the Python API allow seamless usage of both backends? What I mean
> is will they be accessed using the same methods.
We no longer have passdb backends of any sort, everything is in LDAP
these days. LDAP may be provided using LDB (which uses TDB internally).



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