Ubuntu's ADSys

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Apr 26 17:36:11 UTC 2021

On 26/04/2021 17:12, Jeremy Allison via samba-technical wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 10:27:23PM +1200, Douglas Bagnall via 
> samba-technical wrote:
>> I noticed that Ubuntu 21.04 was announced with "native Microsoft Active
>> Directory integration":
>> https://ubuntu.com/blog/ubuntu-21-04-is-here
>> It looks like this is based on a project called "ADSys" (GPLv3, 
>> written in
>> Go), that works as a GPO client.
>> https://github.com/ubuntu/adsys
>> They use Samba in their tests, as far as I can tell.
> It also uses Samba libsmbclient to fetch the GPO files
> from the server.
> Go bindings for libsmbclient are here:
> https://github.com/mvo5/libsmbclient-go

 From further investigations, it seems that ADsys is what connects GPO's 
to Unix and has nothing to with the actual connecting the OS to Active 
Directory. It was the Latter that didn't work for myself until I ripped 
out sssd etc and installed Samba.


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