[Samba] Samba PDC in many branch offices + one LDAP database - how to change passwords?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at interia.pl
Thu Oct 28 13:51:07 GMT 2004


I just configured Samba 3 PDC + LDAP.

The aim is to have a Samba 3 PDC + LDAP in each branch office; and there 
should be one user/password database.

There are about 20 branch offices in different locations and users 
travel a lot between them with laptops.

Each branch office has a below configuration:

- Samba 3 PDC
- slave OpenLDAP server

There is also one central user/password OpenLDAP (master) - changes in 
it (added users etc.) are replicated to the slaves.

As it is relatively easy to have one LDAP database across all office 
branches, I don't know how to make Samba 3 to read/retrieve 
usernames/passwords from local OpenLDAP slave, but to write added 
machines/changed passwords to the master OpenLDAP server (which would 
then replicate the changes to all its slaves).

Any ideas?


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