[Samba] samba4 openldap

Caleb O'Connell caleb at mainehost.com
Mon May 23 15:50:38 GMT 2005

Is there a change however you can just choose a different datastore in the
config file though?  so you can choose to use the built in ldap or to just
use an openLDAP datastore.  The ldap scheme I imagine would stay the same,
just the database itself and the ldap program itself ldb samba4 is giong to
be using.  I was just curious for obvious reasons.

Tony Earnshaw wrote:

> lør, 21.05.2005 kl. 14.46 skrev Andrew Bartlett:
>> > >  if anyone knows.  Will I have the option to use OpenLDAP
>> > > still for all the new features so as to be able to use current apps
>> > > that
>> > > use OpenLDAP already?  If anyone has info regarding this, it would be
>> > > appreciated.
>> > 
>> > As far as I'm concerned, if Samba suddenly stops working with the
>> > site-wide LDAP database that I already use for umpteen other site-wide
>> > services, then Samba rots out, not the other services (pam Unix and gdm
>> > authentication and login, e-mail, printer quota, etc.)
>> Discussion about the design of Samba4 is welcome over on the samba-
>> technical list.
> I'll subscribe and take a look.
>>  Samba4 is taking on a very different tack from previous
>> versions, particularly from a database schema perspective (needing to be
>> able to express an generalised LDAP server holding an AD-compatible
>> schema as one interface).
>> My hope is that ideas of schema mapping, and meta directory technologies
>> will be placed behind the 'ldb' pluggable interaface (which currently
>> supports both local db and ldap backends).
>> But I strongly suspect that existing Samba 3.0 LDAP sites will find a
>> migration to an initial Samba4 release quite difficult.
> It would be good to know in what way ...
>>   We will provide
>> migration tools, but if you (rightly) don't want to turn your LDAP
>> directory upside down, it will be hard.
> I wonder in what way ...
>>   That's why I'm talking about
>> schema mapping and metadirectories, we need the directory to look
>> different to different clients.
> Thanks for taking the time.
> --Tonni

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