[Samba] LDAP Q: What for use Containers
Adam Tauno Williams
adam at morrison-ind.com
Tue Apr 20 15:12:54 GMT 2004
> well, on NDS and Netware you could give file system access rights to a
> container and then all users in that container would inherit these rights.
> BTW, Windows and AD also cannot do this.
This just doesn't conceptually exist in a windows domain; but you might be
able to use dynamic groups in OpenLDAP to fake it. Dynamic groups are
assembled by the DSA based on a variety of criteria, which could I suppose,
include being the leaf of a given container.
> Basically it is a way to not use groups but assign information to objects
> based on their position in the LDAP tree. I can imagine many more uses,
> e.g. default servers, logon servers, share access rights, ...
> The point is, is there any use of the hierarchical structure of the LDAP
> directory for Samba ? Or does Samba use the LDAP dir only like flat file
> or SQL DB ?
Samba uses LDAP via a password database, so in many ways it treats them all the
same. But you can do alot in the DSA to streamline things.
> AFAIK there is not yet much or maybe any support for such settings, but I
> want to discuss why not and wether others find it a useful thing to have.
I'd suggest digging into dynamic groups, overlays, etc... in very recent
version of OpenLDAP and see if you can achieve what you want.
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