[Samba] How to bind properly to Samba4 LDAP server?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Dec 18 04:38:45 MST 2010

On Fri, 2010-12-17 at 12:33 +0000, dobrimaros at yahoo.pl wrote:
> Hello all,
> This is my second approach to make a script which will be used to Samba4 users management.
> As I wrote in my previous mail, I have no problems to read records from LDAP, and that's because It could happen without bind process.
> Problem is when I try to write or modify something to LDAP.
> Here is my simple script written in Perl: http://pastebin.com/eF0hh5Ee
> After adding some debugging options, this is what I get when trying to run it: http://pastebin.com/2py5EixU
> Bind process returns: Simple Bind Failed : NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

This means the username (DN) or password you sent is wrong. 

In AD, you can use administrator at smbpdc.home.net as the 'dn' in a bind.
This may be easier to get correct.  In your case, the issue is that you
have missed out 'cn=users' from the DN. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.
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