[Samba] Samba PDC in many branch offices + one LDAP database -
how to change passwords?
Adam Tauno Williams
adam at morrison-ind.com
Thu Oct 28 15:50:00 GMT 2004
> >> 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).
> > If you have the smbldap-tools configured properly with the right master
> > and slave set, then adding machines is not a problem. Changing
> > passwords is also not a problem provided you have LDAP referrals set up
> > properly. Setting up referrals is really more of a question for the
> > openldap folks, and probably covered in the setup guide at openldap.
> Heh, ask at OpenLDAp group, they point you to Samba group; ask at Samba
> group, they point you back to OpenLDAP :)
Just to clarify, mostly for the archives: Setting up referrals is NIETHER a
Samba OR OpenLDAP question. It is an LDAP issue, referrals are a standard LDAP
thing, supported by every decent DSA. The OpenLDAP lists are for questions
SPECIFICALLY for OpenLDAP related issues, referrals would not be such an issue.
*ANY* decent LDAP text will cover referrals, and questions about referrals
would be appropriate to the ldap at umich.edu list (generic LDAP discussion) - but
again, they are a well documented standard type of thing.
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