[Samba] do i need posix users/groups in ldap

Charlie medievalist at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 17:34:11 GMT 2008

The whole point of LDAP is to combine the (considerable) benefits of
single-source authentication and single-point administration with the
robust reliability of a distributed user database.  You don't have
that with the shadow suite.

If you use an earlier version of samba you can implement the smbpasswd
backend instead of LDAP and make your life much simpler.


On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Collen Blijenberg
<collen at hermanjordan.nl> wrote:
> Hi all, i'm a bit confused,
> can i setup samba (3.0.30) with LDAP backend, and have the "posix/local
> linux" users and groups
> reside in the /etc/groups /etc/shadow ect. ect (the standard linux files)
> ???
> or do i have to put them in ldap also ??
> (is there a choice?)
> Greets, Collen
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