[Samba] LDAP: add machine script required?

Markus Amersdorfer markus.amersdorfer at aon.at
Sat Aug 23 08:07:20 GMT 2003

On Fri, 22 Aug 2003 07:59:13 +0800
Nick Urbanik <nicku at vtc.edu.hk> wrote:

> My question is simply what should the add machine script do (now that
> you have clarified that I need one)?

I wrote a "create-machine-account.sh" for Samba 2.2
( http://homex.subnet.at/~max/ldap/index.php#samba-join-windows ).

Summary of its actions:

* Get the necessary data to be able to connect to the LDAP-server.
  (The script uses settings in pam_ldap.conf and ldap.secret for this.)
* Next, it finds the highest uidNumber of any already existing
* If necessary, it creates the group "machines". This group will be the
  group of all machines.
* It checks if the machine-account already exists. If so, it exits.
* If everything went fine until here, it creates the Linux-account.
* Afterwards, it makes this new entry a full Samba-Machine-Account using
  smbpasswd -a -m.

You will have to adapt this to work with Samba 3.0 (probably change
attributes from sambaAccount to sambaSamAccount and similar stuff, but I
don't know Samba 3.0 yet).


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