[Samba] ldap interface authentication

Adam Tauno Williams adamtaunowilliams at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 02:36:42 GMT 2008

> As I understand it, Samba doesn't use ldap   :-)

Samba uses both NSS and LDAP (if configured to use LDAP; and the
"ldapsam:trusted" option complicates it a bit more).  This is all
covered in the Samba docs.

> At compile time, support for nss_ldap can be specified - samba talks
> to that for looking up users (and machines) - this requires
> /etc/ldap.conf to be correct.

I don't think so;  it uses what is specified in smb.conf as the SAM (via
"passdb backend").

> There are some add-on perl scripts bundled as smbldap-tools which can
> be used to talk to ldap in order to create users and allow machines to
> join domains.

Adam Tauno Williams, Network & Systems Administrator
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