Samba4 as a general directory service?

Matthieu Patou mat at
Fri Jan 13 15:40:56 MST 2012

On 13/01/2012 08:07, Charles Tryon wrote:
> Is it possible to expose the Samba4 directory as a general purpose
> directory?  For example, can I point my Thunderbird address book at the
> server to look up people (assuming I take the time to actually put the
> information there)?
Sure, Thunderbird support LDAP backend and Samba4 is providing an LDAP 

Just add a mail attribute to your samba4 users and they should pop up in 
thunderbird, I would be very surprised if it didn't work as it used to 
work in with the outlook LDAP backend for address books.


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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