Is there any sample Python scripts that create Security Descriptors?

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Sat Mar 24 17:41:59 MDT 2012

2012/3/24 Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at>:
> Am 25/03/12 00:24, schrieb Richard Sharpe:
>> 2012/3/7 Amitay Isaacs <amitay at>:
>>> You can look at provision code which creates Security descriptors from SDDL in
>>>  source4/scripting/python/samba/provision/
>>> For file ACLs, you can check
>>>  source4/scripting/python/samba/netcmd/
>>> And misc SD utilities
>>>  source4/scripting/python/samba/
>>> Python interface for SD is provided by module.
>>> You can get python documentation on these modules using pydoc.
>>> PYTHONPATH=<samba-dir>/bin/python pydoc
>> OK, that has been very useful.
>> If I write my own python tests (as a class, presumably) how do I get
>> access to all the existing classes?
>> Do I run it as: PYTHONPATH=<samba-dir>/bin/python python
> You want pydoc rather than python to view the documentation.
> The documentation is viewed by specifying the python path to the object
> you want to view the documentation of. The build system makes sure that
> all python modules are installed in our standard python path, in
> <samba-dir>/bin/python.
> Roughly speaking, bin/python/samba/ will translate to the python
> module path "". E.g. to view the docs for
> bin/python/samba/, run:
> PYTHONPATH=<samba-dir>/bin/python pydoc samba.my_test_set
> Of course, to be able to do this, your tests need to be installed into
> bin/python by the build system. Most plain python files are linked from
> source4/scripting/python/... (this would apply to your tests) The
> compiled extensions (.so files) live all over the tree.

Yeah, but when I am testing my python code, how do I tell Python how
to pick up all the existing classes?

Richard Sharpe

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