[Samba] Re: LDAP violation ?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Apr 22 09:08:48 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 23:39, Jerome Pramondon wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 02:17:33PM +0200, Jerome Pramondon wrote:
> >   
> > > ok, I knew I could it this way (that suppose I already have users in the 
> > > directory), but what if I want to have separate entries for users and 
> > > samba account in the directory ?
> > >     
> > Don't do this.  Firstly, there is no point - LDAP is about grouping
> > these things togeather, not spitting data apart - and secondly, you
> > can't take advantage of intergration features like this...
> Ok, so if I understand you clearly, your advise is :
> - first to have a user admin interface to put users in the directory
> (with inetOrgPerson to access to the userPassword attribute),
> - then use the smbpasswd command, which first look for the user in the
> directory then modify it to be Samba-ready.
> Am I right ?


This is the correct way to add users, particularly when you have
external administrative applications, and additional user attributes.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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