[Samba] SAMBA+LDAP in a Workgroup

James Taylor jtaylor at laszlosystems.com
Fri Mar 17 00:33:01 GMT 2006


Personally I believe LDAP is an excellent backend database for Samba,
especially if you are looking for Single-Sign-On capabilities.  PC's do not
have to join the Samba Domain in order to still gain domain access, however
users will be prompted for username and password when accessing a share for
your Samba Domain.  One way around this is to use the same username and
password for your LDAP database as you do currently for their machine logon

Also, in order to find samba shares on Samba/LDAP servers with a different
domain your current WINS servers should be able to find the new domain and
list it within your Network List so you should be able to browse to them.
Otherwise you can use DNS.

Good Luck!


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+jtaylor=laszlosystems.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+jtaylor=laszlosystems.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
Of Tom Haerens
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 1:00 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] SAMBA+LDAP in a Workgroup


This may be a dumb question (I'm new with this), but is it possible to use 
SAMBA in combination with LDAP  in a Workgroup?
All the manuals and examples I can find, are talking about Domains and 

I have to set up a new Samba server and checkout LDAP but I'm not allowed 
to change the Workgroup settings...
Now we use smbpasswd...

Is LDAP worth the effort and time?

Kind Regards,

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