[Samba] Samba LDAP Tools

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 16:02:55 GMT 2008

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Loren M. Lang <lorenl at alzatex.com> wrote:
> I am looking for some good tools to manage Samba users in LDAP.  It
> looks like there are several good tools mentioned on the Samba Wiki, but
> I am concerned mostly with the proper addition of new users to LDAP, in
> particular, generating unique SIDs.  smbldap-useradd, for example,
> generates the SIDs for primary user and group based off of a simple
> formula based on the UID and GID, whereas Samba itself using a very
> simple mechanism of storing the next free RID in an LDAP attribute.
> Since I still plan to use the Add Computer to Domain wizard in Windows
> for adding computers, I am concerned that an overlap could occur between
> these two approaches.

I use both smbldap-tools and LAM to add users and machines and there
is no overlap although they do pick different ranges to assign SIDs.


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