[Samba] LDAP integration
antony at wayforth.co.uk
Sun Nov 13 13:51:14 GMT 2005
Antony Gelberg wrote:
> (Craig, thanks for your response. I'm cc'ing the list as we need to try
> and resolve this today. Hope you don't mind.)
> Craig White wrote:
>>smbldap-tools should create both the posix user and smb user - the
>>former being necessary for the latter
> I understand the words, but not the sentence. Another samba/ldap box
> that we have authenticates the users quite happily, where they have been
> added to the LDAP directory via cpu. I understand that with the
> traditional passdb backend, there is a difference between the posix user
> and the smb user, hence the need to use smbpasswd to create smb users.
> However, I thought that with LDAP, everything is in one place, so I
> don't quite understand the need for a posix and smb user. Added to
> which, it worked for us on another box, as I said above. If somebody
> could clarify, we would be grateful.
Sorry. On the box where it worked, I *did* run smbpasswd -a for each
LDAP user. I have tried it on the new box and it works. What I think
you are saying is that if we use smbldap-tools, it's one step rather
than the two steps of cpu useradd and smbpasswd -a.
Not for the first time, I reflect on how forgetting a little detail can
waste hours. Thanks for your help though. It's much appreciated.
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