Ubuntu's ADSys

Igor Chudov nir at basealt.ru
Fri Apr 30 09:07:55 UTC 2021


Our team is also working on client-side GUI tools for Samba domain: 
https://github.com/altlinux/admc . I'm working under David's supervision 
to implement source3 registry (Python) bindings for Samba ( 
https://gitlab.com/NIR-Ginko/samba/-/merge_requests/1/diffs ) in order 
to merge https://github.com/altlinux/gpupdate/ with Samba.

Any help is appreciated because I'm new to Samba codebase.

On 29.04.2021 20:32, Rowland penny via samba-technical wrote:
> 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 no longer maintained.
> Rowland

With best regards, Igor Chudov
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