[Samba] Samba 3.0 - ldap backend and idmap?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Oct 25 14:04:59 GMT 2003

On Sat, 25 Oct 2003, Eddie Lania wrote:

> Hello people,
> Can somebody answer my question?
> Is it so that using samba 3.0 with ldap backend requires idmap backend also?
> Thus for mapping unix ID's to Smaba ID's?
> My thanks in advance for an answer.

The passwd backend is a separate issue from the idmap backend. Of you will
never need more than just a PDC, then there is no compelling reason to
store idmap backend in an ldap database.

On the other hand, if you do need more than a single Samba PDC (ie: PDC
and one or more BDCs) and you need consistant UID/GIDs across the whole
network, then an idmap backend in ldap is a must.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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