Gmail authentication - SAML authentication or use a cloud service like Okta?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Oct 10 20:29:19 MDT 2013

On Sun, 2013-10-06 at 11:57 -0500, Ryan Nix wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been searching around Google but I can't find an answer so I'm hoping
> someone on the technical list might be able to answer this.
> Samba 4.1 looks absolutely amazing and my school might like to use it as a
> secondary LDAP.  Is there native SAML authentication in Samba 4.x or should
> a third party cloud application like Okta be used?  The scenario is that
> our user accounts live in Samba 4.1 and we would like to use cloud
> applications like or  The cloud applications would
> authenticate against our Samba 4.1 LDAP.

We don't currently have anything built-in, so I'm very interested to
learn what folks use that works, so I can see if we need to do something
bespoke here, or can just re-use the great work of others. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT         

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