[Samba] Re: Re: Samba groups

Jamrock news_jamrock at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 12 01:44:51 GMT 2004

"Craig White" <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote in message
news:1073478291.28276.6.camel at lin-workstation.azapple.com...
> On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 04:17, Jamrock wrote:
> > "Craig White" <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote in message
> > news:1073446316.27620.51.camel at lin-workstation.azapple.com...
> > > If you are going to use LDAP - you need to learn, feel comfortable and
> > > use LDAP  ---  first
> > >
> > > Craig
> >
> > I am comfortable with LDAP.  I have been using it as a directory server
> > a year or so.  I have been using Samba 2.x as a PDC  for over a year.
> > problems there.
> >
> > I recently moved to Samba 3.x.  Uers can log in, access profiles and all
> > that.  I  need some clarity on the process of mapping groups in Samba
> > using LDAP.
> >
> > The mapping is automatically done using the other user backends.  With
> > one needs to manually add the groups, set up the RIDS properly, and
> > create the mapping.  There are some gaps in my knowledge here.  I just
> > something to pull all the bits of information into one logical flow.
> ---
> John Terpstra's how-to pretty much explains it - but unfortunately,
> until you are actually fumbling with the data, the information seems
> slippery as jello.
> the smbldap-populate script will set up the initial groups that are
> essential for a proper winnt domain. Simply run the script and it will
> populate the LDAP with the users/groups for Windows...the ldif that you
> were looking for.
> Craig

Thanks Craig,

I copied the user/group info into a ldif file and everything works now.
Didn't use the script since I wanted to understand what was happening.

The documentation is a little vague when you are trying to learn the
process.  A sample ldif file would make a big difference.  The group mapping
script is quite useful.


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