[Samba] web based backend

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Dec 25 04:51:36 MST 2010

On Tue, 2010-12-21 at 08:26 +0100, Vaclav Klecanda wrote:
> Hi all,
> I wonder if somebody have thought or even started some research about samba4
> web based management tool. I am convinced that such tool will greatly
> support success of samba4. I know about SWAT but it is PHP based and I don't
> know the level of support of samba4.

SWAT is written in C, and isn't very easy to extend.  Samba4 one had a
embedded java-script based web front end, but this was abandoned when we
moved to python as our internal scripting language.  

We are not opposed to a Python based GUI for Samba, but are concerned
that any effort in this area would not only need to be properly
maintained (the SWAT2 that Samba4 had originally was very poorly
maintained), it would also need to be automatically tested.  This is
difficult to do for a AJAX GUI application (the current standard for web

Andrew Bartlett

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

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