[Samba] OpenLDAP compatible AD schema

Petteri Heinonen petteri.j.heinonen at kolumbus.fi
Thu Jul 30 03:06:26 MDT 2009

Hello list users,

I've been trying to setup a translucent OpenLDAP proxy to provide access for our company's Linux hosts to Active Directory data. Translucent proxy is needed as I need to transparently add Linux specific attributes (such as home directory, default shell etc) to AD provided data.

However, to accomplish that, I would need an OpenLDAP compatible LDAP schema of Active Directory. I noticed that Samba 4 actually has AD schema (files MS-AD_Schema_2K8_Attributes.txt and MS-AD_Schema_2K8_Classes.txt), but it is in format not understood by OpenLDAP.

Is there OpenLDAP compatible AD schema available anywhere, or could this AD schema provided with Samba 4 be somehow converted to be OpenLDAP compatible?

Regards, Petteri Heinonen

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