Ubuntu's ADSys

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Apr 29 16:32:58 UTC 2021

On 29/04/2021 16:57, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
> On to, 29 huhti 2021, David Mulder via samba-technical wrote:
>>> I was curious why something that had just been released with a big fan
>>> fair, didn't work, so I decided to find out why and, seemingly, I have.
>>> The problem, from a Samba point of view, is that it depends on sssd, so
>>> precludes the use of Samba. If 'adsys' can be forked to use Samba, then
>>> that might be an idea.
>> Samba already does group policy via samba-gpupdate, and it happens to work
>> with both winbind and sssd. ADsys says they provide "password policies and
>> user access control, and Desktop environment settings, such as login screen,
>> background and favourite apps". We already provide password policies, and
>> user access control is in master. Adding desktop environment will be trivial
>> (and much of this is already in the works). We're providing policies for
>> smb.conf, ssh settings, sudoers, scripts, and more. Seems to me we already
>> have more to offer than this ADsys thing does.
> Note that we also have FleetCommander tool[1][2] that allows to define
> desktop definitions for Linux clients enrolled into AD and FreeIPA.
> FleetCommander exists for quite some time, we presented it at FOSDEM and
> other conferences since 2018 or even before that.
> ALT Linux folks also have a comprehensive group policies parsing and
> applying tool[3] that relies on Samba Python bindings. The tool also
> exists for several years and will be present at upcoming SambaXP.
> [1] https://fleet-commander.org/
> [2] https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/FleetCommander
> [3] https://github.com/altlinux/gpupdate/

It would be nice if someone could update the GUI's page on the Samba 
website, most of what is there now is extremely old and is some cases, 
no longer maintained.


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