Samba4 as a general directory service?

Charles Tryon charles.tryon at
Mon Jan 16 09:06:21 MST 2012

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM, Matthieu Patou <mat at> wrote:

> 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
> backend.
> 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.

I'm assuming that it uses a secure connection (SSL), which implies port
#636.  The base DN would be from my domain name.  What is the Bind DN,
Scope, Search filter and Login method?

> Matthieu.
> --
> Matthieu Patou
> Samba Team

    Charles Tryon
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