About Samba 4.x AD-DC Ldap Backend

Izzet Aydın izzet.aydin at pardus.org.tr
Thu Apr 18 13:13:33 UTC 2019

Hello again,

Is there any way to synchronize Samba AD DC password with Openldap or 
another IDM tool ?
Maybe this way we can solve our problem. We have a lot of other programs 
depending on openldap, therefore we cannot remove our openldap servers.


On 18-04-2019 12:10, L.P.H. van Belle wrote:
> Hai,
> Why are you trying to setup Samba AD-DC with ldap while Samba ad-dc gives you ldap.
> So Izzet, install samba AD-DC and use its ldap(s)
> If you need an other server with openldap, then have a look at this:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/OpenLDAP_as_proxy_to_AD
> Greetz,
> Louis
>> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>> Van: samba-technical
>> [mailto:samba-technical-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens
>> Rowland Penny via samba-technical
>> Verzonden: donderdag 18 april 2019 10:59
>> Aan: samba-technical at lists.samba.org
>> Onderwerp: Re: About Samba 4.x AD-DC Ldap Backend
>> On Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:44:49 +0300
>> Izzet Ayd??n via samba-technical
>> <samba-technical at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>>> Dear Samba developers,
>>> We are trying to install Samba Ad-dc with ldap backend, however all
>>> our tries has failed.
>>> If we use samba-tool we dont see the option ldap-backend.
>>> If we set manually in smb.conf like "server role =ctive directory
>>> domain controller" and set backend ldapsam we couldn't start
>>> samba-ad-dc service.
>> You must provision a Samba AD domain, this means that the
>> smb.conf will
>> be created for you, just creating a smb.conf in the way you have, will
>> not get you a Samba AD DC.
>>> Is there a way to use ldap-backend in latest samba-tool and samba
>>> packages ?
>> Sorry, but no, whilst there is ongoing work to try and use Openldap
>> instead of the built in LDAP server, this has, as yet, not come to
>> fruition, perhaps in the future, who knows ?
>> Rowland

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