[Samba] And the LDIF thing

ww m-pubsyssamba pubsyssamba at bbc.co.uk
Thu Jun 10 17:21:19 GMT 2004

Hi Josh,

	I have sympathy for your position, I have been through the same exersize myself. I used SunONE
LDAP server so can't provide you a how to from that.
First thing I would say is if you want to achieve a central idmap database then, as you know, the
only currently supported way to do this is with LDAP. LDAP is not a trivial thing to deal with and
if you go down this route you really need to accept it'll take time and effort to get something
you understand properly (to provide a robust solution). I think the dev guys are looking at
alternatives as many people have complained that being forced to use LDAP isn't ideal, but until

Most of your config looks fine from a Samba point of view, with regards creating your OU (which of
course must exist or nothing will work). But I can't say I've come across structrualObjectClass before
have you tried adding an object without like:

dn: ou=Idmap,dc=softeng,dc=com
objectClass: organizationalUnit


		cheers Andy.

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