[PATCH] samba-tool group show

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Apr 2 10:35:51 UTC 2020

On 02/04/2020 10:58, Björn Baumbach wrote:
> Hi Rowland,
> On 4/2/20 10:44 AM, Rowland penny via samba-technical wrote:
>> Hi, <samba-tool group show 'groupname'> will only show the groups info
>> if it is a global security group.
>> The attached patch fixes this.
>> See bug: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14335
> Thank you for fixing this!
> I wonder about the use of "objectCategory=group". I would expect the use
> of "objectClass=group" instead. But I tried the patch and it works - I
> did not try to understand why, yet. The objectCategory looks like
> "objectCategory: CN=Group,CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,..."
> I checked the samba-tool code and see that we typically use the
> objectClass attribute.
> Is there a special reason for the use of "objectCategory"?

 From my investigations, this is the recommended Windows way of carrying 
out searches

For instance, you can use '(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user))' 
to search for all users.

> If "objectClass" is also fine, I would adapt the patch, add my RB and

Nope, I am fairly sure my way is the best way, so can I still have your RB ?

If so, can I also ask you to push it, I haven't a clue how to do this. ;-)


> push it.
> Best regards,
> Björn

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