Loading users into a Samba AD DC using LDIF?

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Aug 18 16:29:03 UTC 2023

On Fri, 18 Aug 2023 08:59:35 -0700
Richard Sharpe via samba-technical <samba-technical at lists.samba.org>

> Hi Folks,
> In testing user creation with samba-tool, I found it takes around ten
> minutes to create 10,000 users. This was with a VM but with real
> hardware we might only expect a small factor of improvement.
> Is there a way to use LDIF to load large numbers of users and groups
> into Samba as an AD controller?
> Of course, that might not be faster, but I am hoping.

Hi Richard,
yes it is possible to use an ldif in a script, but I don't think this
will be any faster, because that is what samba-tool basically does when
adding a new user.


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