Question to external PASSDB API users

Alexander Bokovoy ab at
Fri Jun 7 22:46:13 MDT 2013


On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Alexander Bokovoy <ab at> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 7:22 AM, Alexander Bokovoy <ab at> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I'm looking around to understand if there are any PASSDB API users
>> outside Samba and FreeIPA projects.
>> PASSDB API is a Samba API for modules in smbd to provide users/groups
>> storage backends. Inside Samba there are smbpasswd, ldapsam, and tdbsam.
>> Samba AD DC implements a glue module called pdb_samba_dsdb. There is
>> relatively limited pdb_wbc_sam for Winbind-like external providers. FreeIPA
>> implements an extension to ldapsam called ipasam.
>> Are there any other PASSDB modules maintained outside Samba source tree
>> that we don't know about?
>> There are few updates to PASSDB API in git master tree that I'd like to
>> get promoted to 4.0.x to simplify their maintenance and if there are no
>> other out-of-tree PASSDB modules, we can do the update since rebuilding
>> Samba will automatically get internal modules rebuilt.
>> I've got no responses both on the list and privately so I propose to go
> ahead and update 4.0.
> Jeremy, Michael, please support bug 9779.
> Pinging up again. Please support bug 9779 as discussed during SambaXP.

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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