[Samba] Checklist for eDirectory back-end?

David Harrison david.harrison at stress-free.co.nz
Mon Nov 13 22:40:46 GMT 2006

On 14/11/2006, at 11:24 AM, David Harrison wrote:

> 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.

Sorry I was mistaken the Novell document I was referring to which  
references Linux User Manager and OES is this one:

The document referenced above (http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/ 
appnote/11788.html) does not utilise Universal Password or provide  
any identification functionality above basic user access. This maybe  
what you are after but personally I would prefer something that did  
not require users to maintain multiple passwords, integrates with  
other Windows/Samba servers more closely and provided the smooth  
administration experience of the iManager LUM plug-in.



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