[Samba] Samba with AD Authentication Backend

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Jun 22 00:35:56 GMT 2007

On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 17:46 +0100, xpto 007 wrote:
> Hello guys,
> Please help me if you can. Has somebody ever managed to configure Samba PDC
> to use AD  as an  authentication backend, i.e,  like an ldap backend.
> I'am trying to build a system where Samba is my PDC and I want to
> authenticate AD users in my Samba domain. I do not want to add Samba to AD
> domain, and I can not use an Ldap Server (like OpenLdap).
> Is this possible? What do I need to do?

Either Samba is a member of the AD domain (and not a DC itself), or
Samba is an NT4 compatible DC that possibly trusts the AD domain.  

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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