[Samba] Samba 3: is LDAP required?

Andrew Smith-MAGAZINES andrew.smith.06 at bbc.co.uk
Thu Oct 16 15:35:30 GMT 2003

I found when runnig configure that the openldap library files are required in order for --with-ads to work. Samba 3.0 will make ldap calls to the AD so this is logical, as a result I've had to install openldap with a null backend in order to get everything to work.

-----Original Message-----
From: tvsjr [mailto:tvsjr at sprynet.com]
Sent: 15 October 2003 23:31
To: Ron Gage; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba 3: is LDAP required?

 >Yes or no - is OpenLDAP required to be on the SAMBA 3.0 server in order for
 >Active Directory support to work?  Active Directory support == "security =

Are you trying to make Samba act as an Active Directory server? If so, then 
Samba won't do that, you're SOL.
If you're trying to make your Samba machine join an Active Directory, no, 
OpenLDAP is not required. The Active Directory must be running in Mixed or 
Native mode, not in Native 2003 (2k3 Server only) mode.


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