[Samba] Configuring samba users with existing ldap (pdbedit -Lv <uid>)

Gar Nelson Gar.Nelson at noaa.gov
Tue Nov 20 17:52:45 GMT 2007

I'm currently going through chapter 5 of Samba-3 by Example, "Making 
Users Happy"

Step 16 is where I get a hiccup. When I execute the command "pdbedit 
-Lv" which according to the man page should list out all my users, I get 
nothing back.  All the previous steps have worked using one of my 
existing LDAP account uids.

There seem to be extra things I need to have in my LDAP directory tree, 
but I'm unsure how to get them there. The Samba installation is new, so 
I can afford to mess things up there, but not in the existing LDAP 
structure. I've googled 'adding ldap accounts to samba' and I've done a 
search here on the list for anything related to LDAP. So far, nothing 
I've been reading seems to apply.  If I had no LDAP accounts there are 
some migration commands that look appropriate, but none of them seem to 
address the situation of having an already established LDAP directory.

Samba is 3.0.26a-35
openldap is 2.2.13-7.4E

A current entry for a person looks like this:
dn: uid=rsync,ou=People,dc=ggw,dc=nws,dc=noaa
objectClass: top
objectClass: person
objectClass: organizationalPerson
objectClass: inetOrgPerson
objectClass: posixAccount
objectClass: shadowAccount
uid: rsync
cn: Rsync
sn: User
displayName: Rsync User
mail: rsync at localhost
initials: rsu
telephoneNumber: 406-228-2850
mobile: 406-228-2850
postalAddress: 101 Airport Road
carLicense: xxxxxx
userPassword: {crypt}!!
shadowLastChange: 13798
shadowMax: 99999
shadowWarning: 7
loginShell: /bin/bash
uidNumber: 586
gidNumber: 586
homeDirectory: /home/rsync
gecos: Rsync User

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