[Samba] Samba 3 LDAP account db concepts
goubeaux at education.ucsb.edu
Tue Feb 10 19:35:40 GMT 2009
I some very basic questions with regard to Samba and LDAP backend
account database use. I am familiar with LDAP and have been
using ldap for a while now to store info for a variety of services. I
have been using Samba as a stand alone file server with user
account info in /etc/passwd for a while as well. I am now trying to
build samba 3.3.0 as a standalone, non PDC, on solaris 10
using a SUN DS 5.2 as my back end account db.
I have read through much of the available documentation and it seems
clear that one can achieve a setup where ALL of the user
account info can be stored in a DS however i am confused by some of what
I am reading, for example the
"The Official Samba 3.2.x HOWTO and Reference Guide" in chp 11 says:
"There are a few points to stress that the ldapsam does not provide. The
LDAP support referred to in this documentation
does not include: A means of replacing /etc/passwd."
Do I still need to employ LDAP NSS and PAM modules ?
Ver 3.3.0 does not seem to support a configure --with-ldapsam option,
does this mean that the defualt --with-ldap
installs what used to be done with ldapsam ?
The referenced "Samba (v.3) PDC LDAP howto" by Ignacio Coupeau (2004)
is achieved with configure --with-ldapsam
and no mention of pam modules is made.
So, my basic question is: What are my options, given what i want to
achieve? And can someone shed some more light
on the concepts involved ?
Thanks in advance and sorry if I have missed something obvious in the docs.
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
UC Santa Barbara
Phelps Hall 3534
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