[Samba] SAMBA 3.0.3x and Sun Java One Directory Server 5.2 LDAP authentication
mottrobe at isu.edu
Fri Jul 24 11:44:58 MDT 2009
Breaking it down more specifically, what values are needed for LDAP
authentication in SAMBA, in the smb.conf file? I have the following set in
# Backend to store user information in. New installations should
# use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards
# compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://xxx.xx.x.x:xxx
ldap admin dn = ??=??,?=??,?=??
ldap group suffix = ou=groups
ldap user suffix = ou=people
ldap suffix = ?=??,?=??
ldap server = xxx.xx.x.xx
ldap port = 389
# ldap ssl = no
domain logons = no
The x's and ?'s are to mask the real IP addresses and sensitive LDAP
information. The smb.conf worked great when using /etc/passwd as the
Here's a bit from the SAMBA log.smbd log file, the same message repeated 15
ERROR: failed to setup guest info.
On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 1:49 PM, Robert Mottishaw <mottrobe at isu.edu> wrote:
> Is there a link or document that gives a good introduction to using Sun
> Java One Directory Server 5.2 for LDAP authentication with SAMBA on Solaris
> 10? We have the schema loaded and have a functioning LDAP server with POSIX
> attributes. How does one specify LDAP is the backend database to use for
> SAMBA authentication? What attributes are necessary and which are not
> necessary for SAMBA use?
> Thank you,
> Rob M
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