[Samba] Checklist for eDirectory back-end?

David Harrison david.harrison at stress-free.co.nz
Mon Nov 13 22:24:57 GMT 2006

On 11/11/2006, at 1:10 PM, Patricio A. Bruna wrote:

> You have to look in Novell site.
> maybe start in:
> http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/appnote/11788.html

You may run into trouble as you follow this document through as it  
assumes you have a Novell Open Enterprize Server in the directory tree.
The process of adding an OES system to the tree extends the schema in  
a number of not clearly documented ways.
If you are not running OES then extending the schema to work with  
correctly with Linux User Manager as described is a very difficult  
task, I could not get it to work on a vanilla eDirectory install with  
all the relevant schema extensions applied (that is the extensions I  
could identify through trial and error).

If you do get Samba/eDirectory authentication working by following  
this article without resorting to adding OES to the tree I would like  
to hear how.
Considering the power of Samba and Novell's financial interest in it  
you would assume getting eDirectory to work with it cleanly would be  
a much simpler task than what is described above.



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