[Samba] ldap administration tool??

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Jun 15 21:21:34 GMT 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-15 at 14:13 -0400, Dirk H Bartley wrote:
> Greetings
> I am nearing being prepared to get our corporate network from Active
> Directory to samba3 with ldap.  The last hurdle is to get an
> administrative interface to the ldap repository containing the users and
> Groups.  I,m hoping for some recommendations.
> I have attempted the following.
> Samba Console:
> http://imc.sourceforge.net/samba-console.html
> The difficulty I'm having is that it is recommended to install from rpm.
> Our samba servers are gentoo distributions and hence not rpm
> distributions.  I attemted installing from source but after a good few
> hours of effort ran into some difficulty that I figured may take more
> time than I have to resolve.
> Gosa:
> https://gosa.gonicus.de/
> I've gotten this to work, somewhat.  It required me to change my tree
> structure slightly but it is running.  It also requires the addition of
> objectclasses in ldap which I had difficulty finding documentation for.
> It also behaves in such a way that when I edit a user with a dn of
> uid=username,ou=People.. it deletes the object and adds an object with a
> dn of cn=First last,ou=People.... and the objectclasses and attributes
> that I have that gosa does not recognize in the user object are then
> gone. (heimdal kerberos keys specifically).
> LAM:
> http://lam.sourceforge.net/
> Installed this and I may have set it up incorrectly but I do not see an
> interface to change group membership.  Looks like this is intended as a
> supplement to some other method of managing membership??
> User Manager for domains:
> Call me old fashioned but I'm just a bit afraid of counting on a
> microsoft product to manage users, groups and group membership.
> What I'm looking for is for some anecdotes on the most practical
> interface to succeed at this.  I'd be perfectly comfortable with just
> writing a few perl scripts and using a generic ldap interface.  The
> issue is that there are 3 other admins here that would not be
> comfortable with that.
> I'll struggle through any of these or others to get it to work.  Even if
> it takes modifying one to get what I am looking for.  Right now I feel
> like I am struggling through all of them and not getting where I would
> like to be.  Looking for advice.
> Once again, thank you in advance for all recommendations.
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