[Samba] ldap, quickie...

ww m-pubsyssamba pubsyssamba at bbc.co.uk
Wed Feb 18 14:44:19 GMT 2004

I beleive the confusion is because an LDAP DN can be either in the format "cn=xx,ou,yy,dc=ddd" or "uid=xx,ou=yy,dc=ddd" and this is dependant on the object you are describing. Take a look at the object with an ldapsearch and it will tell you what the DN is,

	thanks Andy,

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[mailto:samba-bounces+pubsyssamba=bbc.co.uk at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of
Craig White
Posted At: 18 February 2004 05:49
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Conversation: [Samba] ldap, quickie...
Subject: Re: [Samba] ldap, quickie...

On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 10:43, Torben Thomsen wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a bit confused over the whole "dn" concept .... various 
> documentation states that I should create new samba-entries with
> dn: uid=user,ou=<user-org>,dc=<domain>
> and other states that i should do it with
> dn: cn=user,ou=<user-org>,dc=<domain>
> Right now i have a few entries, created both ways... and since i'm not 
> quite home in ldap, I haven't yet testet how each dn works... or if 
> there is a difference at all...
> Perhaps it's a stupid question, but it just confuses me....
No - not a stupid question.

I have found that samba 3 wants uid values.

Also, it would seem that the general container for users & machines is
ou=People,... but you do have the opportunity to have it your way.


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