[Samba] roll-yer-own ldapadd operations for scipt options?

Cybionet cybionet at videotron.ca
Wed Oct 19 00:04:17 GMT 2005

Greeting Craig,

If you can (want) use Windows client for administration, Softerra 
ldapadministrator can do what you want, like customizing the creation of 
an object. This software are not free but not "very" expensive (Try the 
demo first). Otherwise phpLDAPAdmin are a great tool (but secure this 
php tools and don't put it public) .


>On Tue, 2005-10-18 at 19:05 -0400, Eric A. Hall wrote:
>>I'm currently using the suse ldapsmb utility for all the script
>>operations, but I want to do some custom script work for creating user and
>>machine accounts. For example, I want to manipulate the default object
>>classes and directory placement for new machines--putting them into
>>ou=Devices instead of ou=Users, and giving them the parent objectClasses
>>of account and ipHost [for NIS and DHCP work]. I want to do similar kinds
>>of stuff to new user accounts--giving them objectClass of person and
>>inetOrgPerson and posixAccount all at once.
>>So I need to have a script that will fill in some blanks in a template
>>file and then call ldapadd (or something) that will import the completed
>>template. Technically I could probably do all of that with the variables
>>available in the smb.conf, except that ldapdd needs multi-line input when
>>it is reading from stdin. Is that possible? If not, I'll have to create a
>>template file, store it in a temp file, and do it that way. Anybody got
>>anything done here that I can copy?
>I personally use webmin to create/edit accounts (LDAP Users & Groups
>module + a few shell scripts) but I'm sure that LAM (LDAP Account
>Manager) can do what you want to do and of course. Included with most
>samba packaging is smbldap which will give you the framework where you
>can sort of do what you want.

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