[Samba] Samba 3 and LDAP

K. Hawkes k.hawkes at darknyte.force9.co.uk
Mon Jan 12 22:12:00 GMT 2004

Hey all,

I hope you all had a pleasent holiday season (okay so I'm a week or so
late... I've been in hibernation <g>).

Now, does anyone out there know where I can get documentation on running
Samba 3 as a PDC using LDAP as a backend - I know I'll get plenty of URLs,
so to narrow things down a little, I'm competant with Samba 2.2.x and have
no clue about LDAP, yet we're looking at going LDAP so we can make our PDC
(and stand-alone servers) all use the same set of passwords (as we operate a
reasonably large site with about 1600 users and 400 PC's). Currently we're
using rsync to sync password files but this isn't an ideal solution as we
need passwords that sync using a central database (so a single password
change ANYWHERE on site takes effect).

So - anyone know of any good websites that detail that kind of setup? I have
a few already and I've configured LDAP (or so I thought) and I can't connect
to it - it keeps saying 'incorrect credentials' - despite my passwords being
set correctly. For those of you on RH9 - when you installed the OpenLDAP
kit, does it use plaintext passwords or encrypted by default?

I guess I'm out of my depth here but I decided to give it a go anyway - any
good suggestions or places to start (assuming that I have a test system I
can install everything from total scratch on)?

Thanking you all in advance,

Mr. K. Hawkes

"You look back upon choices you've made, you wonder 'what if' and wonder if
you should have done it differently... but then you'd not be you anymore,
you'd be someone else, asking the same set of questions." - Anon

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